Without Hope your success is limited!
No matter your goals in life, being anchored in hope increases your success rate.
Research has shown that adolescents and adults with high levels of hope perform better in school, athletics, maintenance of healthy lifestyles, problem-solving behaviors, and experience positive psychological well-being . Hope affectively impacts so many life domains because high-hope individuals are better able to set effective goals and make good decisions about these goals. According to Snyder et al.,  individuals with high hope can clearly define goals, produce strategies to obtain those goals (pathways), and sustain the volitional thought needed to use multiple strategies (agency) when motivation towards goals subsides. Goals are important to hope because they provide the anchor system in which pathways and agency perceptions are directed. High-hope individuals as compared to low-hope individuals are more likely to conceive alternative pathways when obstacles arise and can maintain regulation over negative emotions ”
Exploring the Effects of Hope on GPA and Retention among College Undergraduate Students on Academic Probation – Department of Counseling, Research, Special Education, and Rehabilitation, Hofstra University, 160 Hagedorn Hall, Hempstead, NY 11550, USA http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/381429
The question then… Where does hope come from?
“To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.” Colossians 1:27 NIV
God tells us the hope of glory (success) is Christ in us. Christ is us is alive in spiritual form (Holy Spirit) and remains until we enter into glory. This means we have full access to Hope on a daily basis.
Are you tapping into your Hope?
For many years I struggled to do everything on my own and in my own strength. I had some success in business, relationships, as well as my physical and spiritual wellness… but always hit a wall. Once I embraced God as my best Advocate, my Provider, my Strength, and my Hope, I began releasing my abilities and started experiencing greater success than I ever imagined. That may sound odd to you, let me explain; I was convinced that my limited abilities determined the most I could expect out of life. But upon releasing my finite understanding of my potential and started embracing God’s infinite abilities in all situations, my world opened up. Success was reframed and my life changed in a powerful way.
Before I go any further, please know I’m not talking about name it claim it or give to get in any fashion. I’m talking about growing a deeper, more productive relationship with Christ in order to live the life He designed you to live for His glory. So…
Are you ready to discover your possibilities?
Do you want more out of your personal relationships?
Ready for more success in business?
Do you desire a more intimate relationship with Jesus?
Have you considered working with a Christian life coach? For most of my life, I never did… until I was ready to make a change. At that point, God brought Dwight Bain into my life. I’d had several mentors up to then, and still do today, but I was ready and God’s timing as always… was perfect!
Over the course of time, my coaching relationship with Dwight proved most beneficial and today I’m blessed to offer my life-coaching services to others as he did for me. It’s my tent making of sorts. If you’re curious, ask me what that means.
If you’d like to talk about coaching let me know, but for today, here’s one thing you can download for free. This is one of my favorite coaching tools, the “Life Success Scale.” Once you’ve got it, print it out and fill it out.
The Life Success Scale assessment helps you identify the top three areas in your life needing attention. Once you’ve identified yours, ask yourself if you’re ready to make changes in these areas. If you answer yes, schedule your free do-we-fit coaching session to see how to move forward.
If you’re not at that place yet, no worries, God’s timing is perfect and so is His provision. Be in prayer over the areas in your life that you have released over to God’s Hope –Jesus Christ. All things are possible in Him.
HUGs my friend… Linda
Remember to scroll down and leave a comment. What areas are you struggling with? How can I pray for you?