Kid's Corner

Never lose hope – Part 5

HOPELESSNESS is seeing the present reality as evidence that there is no possibility of positive turnout of events.
It is a sign that the mind’s ability to find solutions has been conquered by the prevailing scenario.
Hopelessness should be understood as personal conviction that is based on personal perception.
Being influenced by personal perception shows one’s limitation to find alternative approaches to the challenge at hand.
Hopelessness, as I said in last week’s column, has the ability to kills one’s future before it comes.
Hope on the other hand keeps the future independent from the present reality and assists in working towards a positive development.
One characteristic of people with a winning attitude is that they keep their hope alive in all life’s circumstances.
Anthony D Souza says, “Effective leaders…use their minds and imaginations positively to find solutions, instead of negatively finding excuses.”
He further says, “People with a winning attitude even when they only have moderate abilities, can achieve far more than brilliant individuals with defeatist attitude.”
To sum up his words I can say success can be attained by everyone regardless of limitation in abilities for as long as minds and imaginations are utilized positively in seeking solutions.
Success may not be obtained by the first not even the second or third hence the need to keep your hope alive. Hope as faith in action is the motivation for continued revisit of one’s point of failure with a new strategy in each of the visit.
Isaiah 40:30-31 says, “Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.”
The phrase ‘renew their strength’ signifies being re-energized to face again what had sapped your energy.
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