The Problem With Hope
"I hope they like it."
"I hope it works out."
"I hope they will buy it."
The problem with hope isn't hope itself, but rather when we use the word hope as a replacement for "I wish someone else would take care of this problem for me."
When we "'hope" for things that way, we might as well throw in the towel and get out of the ring.
What You Own
Here's the thing; you don't have ownership over the reaction, response, or results.
You do have 100% responsibility over your actions.
Set a goal. Commit. Follow through.
That is what you have control over. This is what you own.
Don't hope you will do your best - DO YOUR BEST.
What happens as a result is a result and will happen how it does.
Remember, the only thing you control, the only thing you OWN, are your own actions.
Don't hope they will be great, make them great.
Whatever you can do or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. [Goethe]