Hope is A Cognitive Process, Not an Emotion

8/29/15 rundeep motivational reading "Daring Greatly," written by Brene Brown, from chapter 7, page 239, concepts by C.R. Snyder's research on hope

Focus Topic: Understand that hope isn't an emotion, but a cognitive process. Emotions play a supporting role, but hope is a thought process, onc which can be reprogrammed from negative to positive. 

Hope happens when:

1. We have the ability to set realistic goals.
-I know where I want to go.

2. We are able to figure out how to achieve those goals, including the ability to stay flexible and develop alternative routes .
-I know how to get there, I'm persistent, and I tolerate dissapointment and try again.

3. We believe in ourselves.
-I I can do this!

Try this cognitive thought process by following the three steps and report back in two weeks!