“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope” – Martin Luther King. It’s so very true! Think about it. It is hope that urges one to act. It is hope that keeps us breathing. And, it is hope that keeps us ticking away, ensuring that we do all things big or small.
In the words of one of the finest motivational speakers, Zig Ziglar, “Industries have been built on hope. Cosmetic companies sell hope. Diet programs sell hope. Exercise programs sell hope. Education sells hope”. Every single person thrives on hope. The unemployed hope to find jobs. The sick hope to be back in good health soon. Those in troubled relationships hope to sort out differences or some even hope to end the relationship soon. Parents have hopes on their children becoming successful. Business people have hopes on their businesses doing well. It is hope that pushes us to every single tomorrow and it is hope that makes us believe that there is a rainbow at the end of every storm.
The year 2020, has made many people lose hope. It has made many people weak. And, it certainly has even pushed a few of them to give up on living as well. This time, the pandemic has been a time of hopelessness for many and has brought about a huge sense of uncertainty for tomorrow.
But then, as they say, ‘Nothing Lasts Forever’. This too shall pass. Just hang in there. This is a wonderful opportunity, and a God given one at that, to make ourselves stronger from within. To learn to become more resilient. To fine tune our abilities to survive. And to believe in ourselves to just never ever give up. Remember, there are no hopeless situations. There are only people who have grown hopeless about them.
As the famous John Johnson once said, Men and women are limited not by the place of their birth, not by the colour of their skin, but by the size of their hope.
So, stay hopeful and learn to master the art of finding hope in hopeless situations.
Manish Gupta-Motivational Speaker and Educationist.