The Power of Hope

If you are a Hunger Games fan, you've heard the line before as it quickly became one of the most popular movie quotes of all time. While it is slightly modified from the original line that Suzanne Collins penned in the "The Hunger Games," the message and meaning rings clear: "hope is the only thing stronger than fear". But just how powerful is hope, really?

Hope has the power to cause things that would never happen otherwise.

It doesn't matter what type of fear people have: fear of loss, fear of the future or fear of change. As long as there is hope, there's a chance that things will get better. There is that deep and profound sense that no matter what type of situation you are in, there is always the ability to improve and that improvement can and will happen.

That simple thought and idea which made one of the most shared film quotes in the world is based on something extremely important. To understand just how powerful hope is you should take the time to consider what things would be like if you simply had no hope left.

While fear is one of the most gripping, terrifying emotional feelings you can experience, but without hope, there is no basis to build toward anything positive. People are able to mentally break barriers of things that they fear because there is always the belief in hope.

What makes hope so powerful is that it is not just a belief or a wish. You aren't wishing that things get better. Having hope means you truly believe that any situation in life will improve. Without that hope a person can simply become defeated.

So the next time you feel worried, defeated, or powerless against your situation, remember that you have hope. That hope is what keeps you going forward. Hope is what carries you through even the most difficult situations.

Even though it is one of those quotes that people often pass along just because it's related to their favorite movie, the next time you see that quote about hope, take a few minutes to reflect on situations in your life and know that no matter how difficult they seem and how scared you made be, it will get better.

Wisdom is the power to put our time and our knowledge to the proper use.

Thomas J. Watson

Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.

Benjamin Franklin

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