Tip 16: Stop Hoping and Start Wondering

01 Dec 2015 1:14 PM | Heather Kaye (Administrator)

How often have we said a variation of, "I hope things go well?” 
 
“Hope” can be a self-defeating word. If things don’t go right, we are disappointed – and we may not learn and grow from the actual outcome.
 
Consider replacing  “I hope” with "I wonder." Open yourself up to the possibilities and embrace the outcome, no matter what it is. This shift might sound something like, ”I hope the board approves our budget. Or, I wonder what suggestions the board will offer for our budget.“ This simple shift is a powerful one – try it with a few things you are “hoping” about now.

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