SHOW NOTES: This episode is part of our JOYFUL ART OF BUSINESS™ series wherein we explore how to combine the positive benefits of our professional endeavors (“business”) with the overall positive emotional return on our efforts (“joy”). Our episode topic is, ”Are you a prisoner of your own hope (i.e. unhappy & hoping for change)?”
HOPE: “to want something to happen or be true and think that it could happen or be true”
Hope. (n.d.). Retrieved June 19, 2014, from http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hope
We must have hope to be able to imagine and envision our goals. It is required. The challenge is that we have to balance and combine hope with action. Hope + Action = Positive Outcome
If we rely exclusively on hope, we will not take any action to ensure our individual happiness. Even if someone wins the lottery or inherits large sums of wealth, that is not an automatic guarantee of good outcomes (happiness, etc.). Each individual must still take action to ensure that they are able to have a high quality of life (health, volunteer service, compassion for themselves and for others, etc.).
Let’s address how to free ourselves from a prison of hope and move into a paradise of a life that surpasses our dreams and goals!
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