Hoping Is NOT A Process

Last Update: November 24, 2019

I recall listening to Anthony Robbins in is early days, before he became the profound Guru that he is today. He was blunt, direct and said it like he felt it, not as refined as he does these days. I was attracted to his rawness and for years I followed him and lapped up every word he put out there. His words hit me where it mattered and moved me from thinking and hoping to action.

His catch phrase back then was: "Hoping is not a process." At first I din't get it. The Bible spoke about hope. We all hoped for better for ourselves and others. What could be wrong with hoping? I kept asking myself. I delved deeper and finally made the connection. Hoping was not bad, but it was not action. Hoping alone did not get us from one place to another.

Eyes Closed

When we hope we often close our eyes, stand still and wonder. We wonder about the possibilities and probabilities of something happening . . . or not. We enter into discourse with ourselves which more often than not results in us just giving ourselves a pep talk and taking NO action. We DO very little . . . or nothing . . . to get us closer to what we are hoping for. The reality is that if we just open our eyes and lean forward a little we will see the many opportunites we have all around us to take action and move one - or many - step closer to achieving our goals.

Hoping makes no sense if we are not willing to take action.

From a Wall to a Door

With closed eyes, we may be beating up on a wall thinking that it is a door and hoping that it opens. We keep hitting it harder and harder, our head hurts more and more and we wonder why it is not opening for us to benefit from the opportunities.

It is the same at Wealthy Affiliate. If we just hope and wonder and beat our heads against a wall, we will not achieve any of the goals we hope to achieve. Instead, we will become overwhelmed, dispondent and soon give up. I have seen many goals that have been set a year . . . or two . . . or three ago . . . and not achieved. For some, there may be good reasons but for many we simply get here, hope and sit back.

Wealthy Affiliate is an Open Door

What will define the success you attan here - what, how much, when - is all up to YOU. No one else. This is YOU doing YOU. You set your goals, you set your pace, you set the stage for YOU.

We are approaching the end of 2019. A New Year begins in thirty-seven (37) days. That is a stones throw down the corridor. A few steps away before you are standing in front of the door.

I urge you to walk briskly to the end of the corridor. Stand in front of the door. Raise your hand and hold the door knob. Hope for everything that you have ever wanted for yourself and your loved ones and then . . . turn that knob, open the door with your eyes wide open and WALK right in!

See your goals. Own your goals. Achieve your goals. You have everything - and everyone - that you need right here at Wealthy Affiliate . . . but . . . only IF you take ACTION.

Have a productive week my friends!

Cassi

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Jude81 Premium
Thank you for sharing such a thorough insight on taking responsibility for the destination in our hand.

I am taking a lot of action to reach my goals, but at the same time, I have so many things to work on.
I remember myself often, the only time we fail, is when we give up.

'To our success', I appreciate your support.

Jude
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CassiOfTroy Premium
I understand fully, Jude.
We do have a lot to manage.

Put some detail into your execution. For me, putting pen to paper always works.
You can't hide from yourself. 🙂

We are here to support each other.

Be safe and keep well.
Cassi
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Jude81 Premium
Thank you Cassi, you are appreciated.

Have a beautiful Sunday.
Jude
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CassiOfTroy Premium
As you are, Jude. 🙂

Enjoy!
Cassi
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blessalfred Premium
Beautifully said Cassi. thanks so much for sharing. I always say NOTHING HAPPENS UNTIL YOU TAKE ACTION and this add so much to it. Hope is never a bad thing, it's very important to hope but hope alone isn't enough to get things done only ACTION.

GOD RICHLY BLESS

ALFRED
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CassiOfTroy Premium
Thank you very much, Alfred.

I appreciate your comments and sharing.

Be safe. Be well.
Cassi
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7Hown77 Premium
Thank You Cassi, so Profoundly said, as I get off that wall and began to move with confidence down the lighted corridor, I can see the door with the golden knob as my strong desire to reach, grab hold of and open propels me forward to new and greater adventures of success!!!
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CassiOfTroy Premium
Leonard,

Thank you for your very kind words. 😊
I appreciate it.

Wishing you the very best success here at WA.

Be safe. Be well.
Cassi
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JohnFricker Premium
Good message Cassi. I’m in sales and I saw a colleague of mine get fired for saying too often “I hope” this or that will happen, and “I hope to win....” but that was his plan. You really do need to have a plan and then carry it out! Great post.
John
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CassiOfTroy Premium
Thank you, John. I appreciate your comments and feedback.

It is my Sales and HR training and development that opened my eyes to this subliminal concept.
Too often we simply "hope" or "wish" or "pray" and then wait on something to happen.
Big mistake.

Have a good day.

Cassi
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JeffreyBrown Premium
A very poignant post, Cassi--and it's true--if only we open that door and buckle down!

Jeff
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CassiOfTroy Premium
Absolutely Jeff!
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