Hope: the wish or desire for a future that is good. The expectation that a wish will be fulfilled.
I know it’s here somewhere right? We all have hopes, wishes and dreams. We all have secrets wishes and we all have dreams that we shout to the world.
We all also have those certain someones around who like to squash them. Those people kinda suck. True, they might even think they are doing us a ‘favor’ or ‘telling it like it is’. At least that is how they justify their negative output. They also make it really hard to stay strong because fulfilling our dreams and wishes can be hard sometimes. It can be a lot of work and there are more often than not a few setbacks and more than one disappointment along the way.
What we need is someone who can offer a hand up when we fall flat on our face.
Someone who nudges you to get going and says ‘yes you can’ instead of telling you the million scenarios where you stumble.
Someone who says” this is going to be a challenge…let’s kick it’s ass”…rather than “oh, that’s going to be really hard..forget it.”
Which person are you to others? Or for that matter to yourself?
Don’t suck. Never steal someones hope as it might be the only thing they have right now. This includes your own.
Imagine all that would change in the world if only we offered support instead of concern? Imagine if instead of offering criticism alone, we offered solutions to the possible problems?
This world needs hope, it needs dreamers and it need people to lift those up and want to see them succeed. We need to believe that we can make things better, we can reach our goals and see our dream come to life.
Listen to yourself next time someone is sharing with you. Listen to yourself next time you hear from that voice inside your own head who tells you all the reasons you can’t. Tell that voice to shut the hell up cuz you’re doing it anyway!
I know all about this. I have had a lot of naysayers in my life. Many of you who follow my blog and other social networks know one of my goals is at least once a month, to do something I’ve never done. Something that scares the crap out of me. Well so far I’ve been doing this and having a blast doing it.
However, April is making me nervous…really nervous. I’ve made some things start rolling that are almost as nerve-wracking as they are exciting! I invited some amazing people I know to share in my idea and it’s coming to fruition. My idea was to be able to share with each other life lessons, experiences that made big shifts for us personally. We all spend so much time fighting our battles with our own life until we learn how to create the kind of life we want to live. We need to share these lessons! After all, why learn it if you can’t share it right?
So Coffee with Soul was born. Of course…the closer it gets the more my insider voice..my saboteur kicks up the volume. My hope? That this tele series makes a difference for someone. That we can touch some lives. The same reason I went out and got myself certified as a coach!
My fears? That I will suck as a host, that my talk will be lame and that the technical side of it will win (as in I won’t be able to handle it). Well let’s face it. The technical stuff happens good or bad and I can only do my best. I plan to have a test run and go from there. The other stuff…well I know how to deal with the stress, I know how to practice and the people I’m working with are already freakin amazing! I hear that voice and do it anyway!
Am I scared? Terrified! BUT I’m going to go ahead and do it anyway. I have hope. I have people who remind me that I can do this and who will join me in celebration and laugh with me at my mistakes. They will keep me on track towards success if I start to stumble.
Life is good when you have hope. Life is better when you have people you love support you in that hope. Life is amazing when you can love yourself and learn to support your own hopes and dreams.
Let’s move towards the light and love of lifting each other up.
ps. I’d love for you to join us for our tele series…if you are interested to find out how to stop fighting your life and make it fabulous you can learn more about how to register here. The first speaker is April 9th, 2012.