Have you lost your way?
Have you given up on the dream?
Would you like to begin again?
I believe that hope is ultimately found in person of Jesus Christ, but sometimes our attitude towards receiving that hope determines our reality of living it. Perhaps you need a change of attitude.
Here are 10 words of hope to help you get back in the game:
Recharge – Recharge your drained batteries. Read a good book, hang out with someone positive, or attend a conference.
Rest – Struggles drain us personally. Sometimes we can’t continue until we have an extended period of downtime.
Reward – Reward yourself for small achievements. You may just need one win to spur you to greater things.
Re-energize – As strange as it sounds, I find exercising to be helpful when I need more energy.
Resist – Push through the pain and resist the temptation to quit.
Renew – Renew your passion for the vision you once believed in.
Restart – Invite some change, begin something new or try a different approach.
Reclaim – You had a dream. You believed in it. It had potential. Perhaps you simply need to reclaim what you already had.
Rejoice – Sometimes you need to throw a party…even before you realize the victory. A celebration may give you the motivation to try again.
Remind – People follow the leader. Remind them of their role in achieving the dream. Lead through the drought on to new victories.
Got any others?
Here’s the action plan. Pick the one that you feel you need the most, write it on an index card, then place it somewhere you’ll see often.