Hope is a difficult thing but we find ourselves doing it anyway. We constantly hope for things that just seem a little too far out of reach. Why can’t we hope for more obtainable outcomes?
We are always hoping that things will work out the way we want them to. Hope does not equate to a good outcome just as it does not equate to a bad one. We like to hold on to hope because things don’t seem so bad if we do.
Hope may be difficult when things start to get really rough. When we see our lives taking an unexpected turn and we can’t seem to find the way back, or even a turnoff point, we hope to just magically find some answers or some kind of guidance. That guidance is rarely ever handed to us and we have to work like hell to get back to where we want to be. What did hope really do for us? It didn’t really do anything but we find ourselves continuing to hold onto it anyways.
Maybe this happens because we want to give ourselves some sort of “pat on the back”. Like, somehow, we think, “I tried but it just didn’t work out the way I wanted it to”. It didn’t work out the way we wanted it to because hope is not a person or an action. Hope is a thought and it doesn’t help us to get out of the situation. It only helps to make us feel like we are, in someway, trying.
Don’t use hope as you’re way of trying. Make things happen for yourself and eventually you won’t have to hope for things. At that point, it’s no longer us hoping for what we want. It ends up as us fighting for the things that we want instead of sitting back and waiting for things to happen all on their own.