We need HOPE like we need air :-))
I LOVE Brene’s research and explanations on emotions, she helps us give our emotions a language in order to express and discern how we feel.
We need HOPE like we need air, by Brene Brown
To live without hope is to risk suffocating on hopelessness and despair, risk being crushed by the belief that there is no way out of what is holding us back, no way to get to what we desperately need. But hope is not what most of us think it is… According to researcher C. R. Snyder, hope is a way of thinking, a cognitive process. Yes emotions play a role, but hope is made up of what Snyder calls a “trilogy of goals, pathways, and agency.”
We experience hope when:
We have the ability to set realistic goals (I know where I want to go).
We are able to figure out how to achieve those goals, including the ability to stay flexible and develop alternative pathways (I know how to get there, I’m persistent, and I can tolerate disappointment and try new paths again and again).
We have agency – we believe in ourselves (I can do this!).