Hope expresses our desire for something positive to occur. It often gives us energy to move on when things are tough or when we’re thinking about our future.
But whenever I hear someone say “I hope I get this project done” or “I hope this quarter’s figures improve”, I have just one response…
Hope lives in your heart, not in your career!
When you say “I hope” in relation to a task or project, you’re sending the message that you’re NOT in charge, that you don’t know what’s happening, and that you’re not taking the actions you need to take.
And that’s the complete opposite of success.
Action – If your habit is to say “I hope”, ask a friend to tell you when you use that phrase. With a little bit of focused attention and practice, you’ll soon change that habit.
Leave the hope in your heart where it belongs and concentrate on the things you need to do for success.