Does hope postpone the feeling of the problem that we want to solve?
Contributed by Isabel Hernández Negrin from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain.
According to the Royal Spanish Academy, the word hope signifies:
“The state of mind that arises when what is desired is presented as achievable.”
Although hope boosts morale in the times of adversities, if it is not combined with a feeling of self-confidence and the purpose, along with a coherent action, it is not very useful.
I think that it’s like waiting to win the lottery without even buying a ticket.
Therefore, we better get down to business instead of waiting for the Goddess of Fortune to listen to our prayer.
As the saying goes: God helps those who help themselves.
Hope alone will not solve our problems, it will only postpone them.
And not only that, in the useless wait, we end up losing energy and become more and more helpless.
Hope without action is a way of not accepting one’s responsibility, leaving in the hands of others or to some miracle, the achievement of the objective.
If you hope for something to happen, make sure to also pay attention to the actions that you perform to make it a reality.
It is also advisable to pay attention to the viability of our hopes because longing for something beyond the reasonable possibilities will leave us in a sorry state of mind.
If we conclude that something is not in our hands, we must make a decision and put an end to that hope.