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Keep Hope in Your Life

Updated on November 8, 2018
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Steps to find Hope

We all need a little bit of hope in our lives. I we don't have hope there is nothing left to be here for. Hope is that little emotion that keeps us going when the going is tough. It's that little ingredient of life that lets you know that life may be hard today but there is a chance that tomorrow will be so good that it makes up for today.

  • Dream big - people who dream big, or have high hopes are more likely to reach their goals.
  • Realize that no one has total control over your life - you are the only person who can truly contol what you think and feel.
  • Accept that your dreams are a possiblity, but are not quaranteed to come true -
  • Be willing to take a risk - you will never achieve your hopes and dreams if you are afraid to try.
  • Think positively - negative thoughts will slow you down every time. You begin second guessing yourself and stall in one spot.
  • Planning is a big part of achieving your hopes. Without planning and going over your hopes you have no way to find the way to achieve them.
  • Always ask yourself why you are hoping for this particular event or happening. If it is something that does not uphold your daily values, you need to find something else to hope for.
  • Ask others for help - share your hopes with someone you trust. They may have an idea how to achieve your hope and dream.
  • Look within yourself for a way to fulfill your hopes and dreams. Keep positive thoughts and work towards your goal.
  • Find the good in everything. Just because you hope for something does not mean you will achieve it. Sometimes it is not the right thing for you.

"Anybody who has ever struggled to plant his feet onto the floor in the morning knows that life can be hard; it can be stressful; it can be overwhelming. But each of those negative, less than optimal feelings immediately takes a back seat to the inspirational power of hope."

— Shawn L Anderson
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Developing Hope

  • Make a plan for your life - without a plan you are floating through life without a clear path to follow.
  • Start imagining yourself reaching a goal, feeling better, making a dream come true. Hope begins in the the brain, it begins with positive thinking.
  • Look at the people around you, you will notice the happiest ones are the ones who have hopes and dreams in their lives. Immulate them.
  • Take small steps towards living a more hopeful life. As you feel yourself thinking more positively you will find everything around you seeming to miraculously changing. Take baby steps at first, afterall, Rome wasn't built in a day.
  • If your hopes are centered on a better life due to a better job - go out and get some training. Volunteering sometimes leads to a grat job offer. you can learn the ropes and show how valuable you can be.
  • Decide that your life will get better - that you will achieve the fruition of your hopes and dreams.
  • Keep a to-do list, write down what you need to do to make your hopes come true.
  • Make a list of possibilities of what could happen if you see your hope achieved.
  • Keep your hope alive by feeding it with the belief that it is an attainable hope.


Hope is not easily defined, but impossible to embrace without faith. The more we search for meaning in what seems hopeless; we realize that our "hopelessness" is a state of mind, not a reality.

— Carol Bright
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There is always hope | Source

What is hope?

Hope means different things to different people. To some it is the wish to get or obtain something. To others it is the wish for something to happen or to be true. To all it is the wish for something that seems possible to obtain or achieve.

How so how does hope affect us? Why it is important to have hope? Well, for one thing, hope affects the way you think or precieve events. If you are hoping for something to happen that does not you are depressed. If you hopes come true you are elated.

Hope also affects the way you behave. The realization of your hope will affect your mood as much as the dashing of your hope.

Hope is an emotion that is hard to control. Even in adversity you contine to hope. This enables you to go on even when things are going wrond. There is always the hope that things will become better. That things will turn out right in the end.

Without hope you have the feeling of depression and hopelessness. The feeling that there is nothing left to live for. Nothing left out there for you. Feelings of hopelessness is caused by many things, including : depression, chronic insomnia, chronic fatigue syndrome, dimentia, cocaine abuse, cirrhosis of the liver, schizophrenia, kidney failure, personality disorders, brain injury, Huntington's disease, and many others. If you have the feeling of hopelessness, please contact a doctor, health care worker, or mental health worker for help. It is a serious symptom of something seriouly wrong. Please get help.


“The capacity for hope is the most significant fact of life. It provides human beings with a sense of destination and the energy to get started.”

— Norman Cousins

© 2011 Susan Hazelton

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      Anonymous 

      5 years ago

      ~~~ LORD loves you ~~~ JESUS saved and healed me from drugs ~~~ May the LORD bless you and keep you ~ May the LORD smile down on you and show you his kindness ~ May the LORD answer your prayers and give you peace ~~~ Glory to LORD JESUS ~~~

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      Susan Hazelton 

      6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      peachpurple, It is a gift, to others and to ourselves. You have to have hope or you can't go on.

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      peachy 

      6 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      I love this hope hub. Hope is like peace. It is not a gift from God. It is a gift we can give one another. - Elie Wiesel- my favorite !!

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      Susan Hazelton 

      8 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Thanks, Granny's House. I'm glad you like it. I enjoyed writing it.

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      Granny's House 

      8 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time

      KK, very nice. voted up and will share. I know a lot of people this will help

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      Susan Hazelton 

      8 years ago from Sunny Florida

      I agree acaetnna, we all need hope. I am glad you enjoyed it.

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      Susan Hazelton 

      8 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Rhonda, I know what you mean. It seems that you take on the attitude of those you are with. I try to stay away from negative people myself. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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      acaetnna 

      8 years ago from Guildford

      What a great idea to write about and to find all of those amazing quotes - awesome. We all need to hope and trust that we will succeed. Great work and I am so pleased I found your writing.

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      Rhonda Musch 

      8 years ago from The Emerald Coast

      Thanks KoffeeKlatch Gals for your article. I always surround my self with positive people. Negative people and thoughts just drag us down. A great hub as always.

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      Susan Hazelton 

      8 years ago from Sunny Florida

      I'll try attemptedhumour. Actually, they lift my spirits also. I like your play on words. Thanks.

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      Susan Hazelton 

      8 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Thanks amy. You are so right, hope is what keeps us going.

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      attemptedhumour 

      8 years ago from Australia

      I hope that you keep coming up with these inspiring hubs as it does us readers the world of good. Cheers

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      amybradley77 

      8 years ago

      Voted up! Loved it. Hope is what gets us through the dark, and tough times that's for sure. Thanks for sharing this, it's very useful. A.B.

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      Susan Hazelton 

      8 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Thank you Amber. I found that so many of the quotes rang true. It is hard to pick a favorite. I think the ones I like best concern those who hope even when it seems they have nothing to hope for.

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      Susan Hazelton 

      8 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Martie, you are so right, without hope you really are lost. Thanks for visiting and commenting.

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      Amber Allen 

      8 years ago

      There are so many great quotes here that I can't possibly chose a favorite. I can't even come up with a top three! Great hub voted up and rated awesome.

      Amber:)

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      Susan Hazelton 

      8 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Actually, the quote by Anne Frank and the one by Helen Keller both prompted me to write this hub. If they can have hope in their lives surely we should be able to. I am so glad you liked the hub.

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      Susan Hazelton 

      8 years ago from Sunny Florida

      lyjo, I try to stay positive. It is so important to keep hope in your life. I am glad you enjoyed it.

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      Susan Hazelton 

      8 years ago from Sunny Florida

      medor, thank you. I am so glad you liked them.

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      Martie Coetser 

      8 years ago from South Africa

      Wow! This is a rigorous write-up about hope – certainly the strongest force behind humans’ urge to survive and multiply. When hope dies the 3rd primary urge – to die – kicks in. Thanks for all these lovely quotes and advice about hope. Take care.

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      Dolores Monet 

      8 years ago from East Coast, United States

      Gals, this is one beautiful hub. I so love the Anne Frank quote. What a marvelous inspiration she is. To think that poor child could create such an important novel that inspires us so, that she is the very picture of hope, that she maintained such a firm belief in the goodness of humanity despite her grim reality...I just can't read it without tears in my eyes. Loved the video too! Voted up and beautiful!

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      lyjo 

      8 years ago

      What a beautiful hub of hope, difficult to chose which quotes I like to live by the most, thanks for another great one!

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      medor 

      8 years ago from Michigan, USA

      Thanks... good job...I am going to print those right now..

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      Susan Hazelton 

      8 years ago from Sunny Florida

      carrie, thanks for the sweet comment. I,m on my way to read your hope hub.

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      carrie450 

      8 years ago from Winnipeg, Canada

      I like these quotes of Hope that you've posted KoffeeKlatch Gals. I have also published a hub similar to yours. Without Hope there would be despair. Nicely done.

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