HOPE: A 4-Letter Word to Swear By

By Peter Jeff
The Leadership Mints Guy

         Here’s are a few examples of inspiring behavior that will spur you on today. Reading time: 2:19.

        The fire roared like a wild dragon, scorching the building with its blazing breath. It’s flaming fingers dug deeply into the building, plucking out the walls, popping out the windows, pulling out the roof supports.

         Tears flushed the eyes of the owner of the building.  He wasn’t sure if his tears were coming from the smoke in the air or the choking in his heart.

         His family’s business for nearly 80 years burned down to ashes. Just 36 hours later he re-opened for business in make shift offices.  Twenty years later his business  tripled its volume.

        I was the featured speaker at this company’s 100th anniversary. When I met the grandsons of the owner,  I could see that sense of destiny in their eyes too. They were determined to not only survive but thrive.              Those business leaders personified a key trait of all effective leaders I have met: they’re quick to spew out that 4-letter word: HOPE, the only blessing in life that did not escape from Pandora’s Box.

To Cope Hope

       They exude hope especially in trying circumstances.

        Leaders I have met know that with hope in the future, there’s more power in the present;  with hope comes a conviction that bolsters confidence and with hope comes a resolve from those who can always make the best of everything even though they don’t have the best of anything.

When Moses led the Jews through the desert , he did it. With hope.

When the Pilgrims sailed to the New World , they did it. With hope.

When the pioneers settled the West, they did it. With hope.

When America  landed on the moon, we did it. With hope.

Breaking Points Become Turning Points

         Indeed “Hope is the power that sparks the human will into taking intrepid action” as psychiatrist Dr. Arnold Hutschnecker writes in his book titled “HOPE“.

        Leaders bank on hope to turn breaking points become turning points. Even in the aftermath of a blazing fire.

Today’s ImproveMINT

Exude hope at all times to keep your leadership thinking in mint condition.

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