There is hope

In times of despair, it can be very difficult to have hope.  Hope for something different, a belief that the future holds something positive.

No matter what circumstance you find yourself in, there is hope.  There is the possibility of changing your perspective.  We lose hope when we lose perspective.

You have the power to change your perspective, to realise that there is a whole world outside your perception of the world. 

The first step to changing your world is imagining in what way you would like it to be different, what you would like to change.  Because without imagining it first, you will not be able to change anything.

People who are successful at something, have to imagine first.  There are many reasons for this, but the most practical explanation is that if you don’t consider or imagine something you are not going to take the necessary steps. 

Example 1, to become a taxi driver.

If you don’t imagine it as a possibility, you will not make a plan to get your licence, sit the test and get a car.  If you don’t do these things, you cannot and will not become a taxi driver.  So imagining it is the first step.  Making a plan is the second step.

Example 2, to become a Doctor

You need to imagine the possibility, ie think about it as a possibility.  This is necessary so that you study the correct subjects, study hard, apply for the  HPAT (Health Professions Admission test), and write it on your application form for college.  If you don’t do these steps (and probably many more) you won’t become a Doctor.  If you don’t think about it as a possibility, you won’t even know what the steps are, let alone take them.

If you want to change your circumstances or achieve something-

The first step is to think about it, to imagine, to dream.

The second step is to make a plan, if you don’t know how to make a plan, you ask for help from a friend or family member or a coach.  If you don’t know how to dream, you can go to a psychoanalyst.  If you have obstacles in your life, that you cannot overcome, or you are finding things too difficult to deal with, you can go to a psychotherapist or a psychoanalyst.  If things are becoming too much for you to deal with, you can also go to your family Doctor.

Remember there is hope and there are plenty of people who can help you.

“Courage doesn’t always roar.

Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow.”

Mary Anne Radmacher


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