How to turn loss of hope into motivation

By M.Farouk Radwan, MSc.

Borrowing Positive emotions from the future

Conscious living is a skill that allows people to live in the present and to prevent worries about the future or sadness about the past from spoiling the current moment.

But what if the current moment wasn't as happy as you wanted it to be?
What if the current moment was full of sadness, loss of hope and despair?

Won't it be a good idea to borrow some good emotions from the future?
The good news is that its quite possible to do that.

By learning how to have hope for the future you will be able to change your current mood and to become more positive. Lets suppose that you were broke and didn't have any money to pay your bills. What do you think will happen if a close friend promised to pay you the bills in 2 days?

If you believed that friend then your mood will change dramatically and you will become happy. In other words when we believe that the future is going to be better we can easily get over sadness and bad moods.

Now the important question that might have came to your mind is: Why should i believe that a better future is awaiting me?

This is how to get over loss of hope

Do you know what happens when you write a plan for the future?
Your subconscious mind will start believing that the plan will become true and as a result it will start to have some hope.

But there is a problem that most people face when they write a plan, they just don't feel that the plan is going to work and as a result their moods never change.

Back to the earlier example, if you didn't believe that your friend will come and pay the bills for you then your mood would have never changed. In other words, your mood won't change to the better before you have a strong belief that your future plan is going to work. (see also Why your mood isn't getting any better)

Now the one million dollar question is, how can you believe in your future plans?
Few weeks ago i wrote a plan to create a website that can be sold for one billion dollars (since i already became a millionaire it makes a lot of sense that the next target would be a billion, see my book How i did it).

Now the problem is that i personally didn't trust the plan so much, after all, how on earth am i going to create a one billion dollar worth website?

How to believe in your plans and have hope for the future

I forgot about my belief in the plan and i started working on it. That's the trick that most people never do. People don't work on their plans unless they believe in them but the fact that they missed is that their belief in their plans will keep increasing as they keep following them. (see also Beliefs and success)

When i came up with the business idea i started having more faith in the plan. When i chose the domain name i started to have more hope. When i started programming the new website i started to believe that the plan will work. (see also Believe in yourself to do the impossible)

The more tasks i did the more i felt that this plan is real and the more hope i had for the future.

In other words, writing plans alone is not the silver bullet but following the plan even if you don't quite believe in it is the key to restoring hope and getting over despair.

Once you reach that point your mood will change, you will feel better about the future and your life will improve a great deal.

I have managed to become a self made millionaire at the age of 28. This didn't happen by chance because i already wrote that goal down five years before i accomplished it. Becoming rich is not about luck, starting big or being intelligent but its all about having certain beliefs about money and life.

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