What is Hope?

I just listened to a wonderful personal development CD featured in Success Magazine that was in my Dad’s collection. On the CD John Maxwell offered some beautiful thoughts on the importance of embracing hope in our lives.

Maxwell started off reminding us all what Napoleon said years ago.

Napoleon said ‘Leaders are dealers in Hope’.

If you are a parent, if you are a coach, if you are in guiding people lives in any way you must nourish hope in the lives of those around you. By doing so you are blessing their lives because:

Hope gives us light when it is dark.

Hope gives us strength when we feel weak.

Hope gives us meaning when we think life has lost all meaning.

Hope makes the impossible seem possible and increases the likelihood that all will work out.

A person without hope is as close to death as he will ever be.

Hope will carry you on when you don’t have the energy to go on.

To have Hope is the best decision you will ever make.


Thank you John Maxwell
for your inspiring words