Sometimes in the midst of chaos it can be difficult to imagine a future in which you see things going smoothly or dare I say, just how you would want them to be.
Well, one excellent way to help pull you out of the “chaos vortex” is to find some “Hope for a Compelling Future.” And if you already have some going on…well, it doesn’t hurt to add more to it, right?
“Hope= the feeling that what is wanted can be had or that events will turn out for the best”
“Compelling=to push or drive; applied figuratively, meaning to apply a strong motive or incentive toward a certain end”
If you have a situation in your life that feels hopeless, you might have a hard time imagining a compelling future in that particular area. Here’s a suggestion: Don’t start with that area. For example, if you have a situation at work that feels hopeless, start adding some hope to a different area of your life. Maybe, find a new hobby, join a club or take a class on something that you always wanted to know more about.
Will this help your work situation? The short answer is “yes” and “no.” No, it might not directly effect your work situation (immediately). But “yes,” it might add a little extra “pep in your step” or give you a stronger incentive to spring out of bed. Once you have more of this happening in your life, it will be easier to find some movement and imagine some hope in your work situation. Sometimes, you will be amazed at how changing something in a totally different area of your life can alter your original hopeless situation.
I challenge you to give it a try. Find something that will give you something to look forward to, something to be involved with, something that you truly enjoy and take some action on getting that in your life within the next 24 hours. That doesn’t mean that you are actually doing whatever it is by tomorrow (although, I applaud you if you do). It does mean that you are at least taking steps towards getting more information, making a phone call or writing out a plan.
Are you still reading? Go now…start creating your compelling future. It’s within your reach! Oh wait, before you go…you can start by writing in the comments below what you would like to add to your life that you think you might enjoy. I can’t wait to read what it is.