How to Lead with Hope
To lead is to give hope
“Hope is a waking dream.” — Aristotle
The old year has finished trampling over us and the new year welcomes us with warm and open arms.
The essence of the new year is to begin with a hopeful heart.
In 1973, E.B. White, responding to a correspondent who seemed fixated on an unavoidably bleak future of humanity, captured the notion perfectly in his letter:
“As long as there is one upright man, as long as there is one compassionate woman, the contagion may spread and the scene is not desolate. Hope is the thing that is left to us, in a bad time. I shall get up Sunday morning and wind the clock, as a contribution to order and steadfastness…
“Hang onto your hat. Hang onto your hope. And wind the clock, for tomorrow is another day.”
Why is hope so important? And how can we cultivate it in our own lives?
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