Hope is the Beginning
As Alexander Pope once wrote, “Hope springs eternal in the human breast.” However, there are times when it seems all hope is lost, and that could be the most dangerous time in a person’s life. Loss of hope can create stress and depression. And those two conditions, if left untreated, can cause a host of physical, mental and spiritual problems. And it can get worse than that. The streets of our larger cities are starting to fill with people that have lost hope; homeless people.
The path away from depression and homelessness is hope, and a person can get hope without changing where they are. In fact, a person needs hope first. All the opportunities will not help without hope. Luckily, hope can start with as little as a spark. A grain of sand worth of hope can change a person’s attitude about something, and help them to start clawing their way out of the dark depths.
Hope is what you need to land a great career, be in a wonderful relationship, or even to lose weight. More than that, hope is what is needed to see a better future. But hope is just the beginning. Once you start hoping for better, start acting on it. The only way to fail is to quit.