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As a noun, Hope is defined as “a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen. A feeling of trust.”

As a noun, Hope is also defined as “an optimistic state of mind that is based on an expectation of positive outcomes and personal growth with respect to events and circumstances in one’s life or the world at large.”

As a verb, Hope is defined as “to expect with confidence.” 

Hope provides you with the motivation and persistence to overcome obstacles, and setbacks in your life.”


Psychological research has shown that hope creates a positive impact on your social, mental, and physical well-being.

One well-known acronym for HOPE is: Hanging Onto Positive Expectations.

Hope allows you to Hang Onto Positive Expectations when you are facing adversity in your life.

You can use hope to empower yourself and lead an empowered life.


So what are some benefits of having Hope in your life?

  1. Hope is a positive state of mind. Hope is a powerful, positive, emotion and state of mind to initiate change. Hope allows you to create an optimistic vision of a future you desire to occur and can achieve. Hope provides a feeling of anticipation and a feeling of expectation that your current situation will transform into something new. Having a state of mind of hope creates an environment for new situations and events to occur.
  2. Hope is empowering. Hope is a powerful tool that allows you to proceed with confidence and with motivation. Hope allows you to control how you act and react to all situations you are encountering in your life. Hope provides you with a positive, powerful energetic baseline. When you are empowered with hope, you make important decisions and take actions with courage, positive energy and enthusiasm.
  3. Hope is a mechanism for personal growth.  Hope allows you to grow beyond your current comfort zone and your current perceived personal limitations.  Hope allows you to create new energetic patterns and new habits and abandon old unproductive and negative energetic patterns and habits you may be stuck in. Hope also allows you to feel and express empathy.  Hope allows you to view obstacles as new opportunities to experience something different and learn something new instead of becoming a victim of the obstacles.  Hope allows you to step out and beyond the current situations and events you are encountering in your life into something new, positive and exciting. 

Being hopeful will create a positive impact in your life and in the lives of anyone you encounter.

Out There on the Edge of Everything®…

Stephen Lesavich, PhD

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Certified solution-focused life coach and experienced business coach.