Why is Hope Important?
We need hope to move forward positively in our lives. Many of us have times in our lives when hope is hard to muster. In these times, planning for our future seems pointless. We feel stuck, unmotivated, and perhaps even depressed. We want our situation and our feelings to shift towards something more positive, but might not have a strategy for creating this positive change. There are, however, strategies for generating and sustaining hope.
High levels of hope has been correlated with high levels of job performance, sports performance, organizational commitment, job satisfaction, clarity in career decision making, overall confidence, and academic achievement, to mention just a few ways hope is important in our lives.
Having a way to create and sustain a sense of hope is a big deal!