How Do We Manage Our Expectations Of Hope?

Do we manage our expectations of Hope? Do we think that Hope is the same as making something come true?

Often what we hope for doesn’t happen. Then what?

Last month in Iowa, jogging around the local College campus, this Hope (backwards from the outside) sign was hanging from an office window.

Maybe that’s it, we don’t fully understand Hope and have it backwards.

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By jeff noel

Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites.


  1. In the military we have a saying while planning operations.

    Hope is not a course of action….meaning you can’t rely on good luck. You have to plan a course of action that will enable you to accomplish your mission.

    Same applies for life.

    You can’t just hope you will be healthy, wealthy, & wise.

  2. Skip, thanks, as always for your insights.

    Perhaps Hope is the antidote to repeated failure.

    We fail, again and again, but keep trying anyway.

    Say, a POW.

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