“Never hope for it more than you work for it.”
—Sonya Teclai, Musical Artist
Though hope may seem like a soft concept, it has hard edges and bottom line implications in the world of professional and personal achievement. Shane Lopez Ph.D., a professor at The University of Kansas School of Business, and a Gallup Senior Scientist, points to the following “Bottom Line” benefits of hope:
- Hope is the basis of all positive change.
- Hopefulness can be learned and taught.
- Hope is different from wishing due to its active quality. Wishing is passive and undermines the chances of success.
- People work harder, and greater resources are put behind hopeful endeavors.
- Hopeful organizational cultures dramatically enhance employee engagement and productivity.
What are the personal or professional projects you are working on that require a booster shot of hope to help them become realized?
Consider checking out Shane Lopez’s Book Making Hope Happen if you would like to learn more.