Feeling Hopeless? Here Are 14 Things to Remember to Stay Positive 80

what to do when you're feeling hopeless?

Do you often find yourself feeling hopeless? Like there’s nothing you can do anymore? We’re all equal in that. But there’s something you can do to always keep in mind that life  is good and things will get better eventually.

Here are some things to remember that can always lift you up:

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What to Do When You’re Feeling Hopeless

1. Don’t forget that time heals everything.

We’ve all been through a lot in life. But even the hardest times in life can be overcome over time.

So no matter how bad and hopeless you’re feeling right now, keep that in mind. That single thought itself is what can keep you strong.

2. There are plenty of opportunities around you.

3. Find people who support you.

You don’t need to go through this alone. Share what’s on your mind with your loved ones and why you’re feeling hopeless.

They’ll encourage you and will assure you that things will be okay. Once you hear it from others, your perspective may change and you’ll start smiling again.

4. Embrace change.

Some of the reasons for your hopelessness may be the things you don’t like about yourself. But keep in mind that they can be changed at any time.

You can always improve yourself, build better habits, define your vision and go after it. It takes time, though. But only if you take it slowly, one step at a time, will the journey to a better you be successful.

So whenever you feel bad about yourself, depressed because you lack confidence or social skills, and upset because you aren’t productive enough, find comfort in the fact that change happens all the time. And it’s a matter of choice to embrace it.

5. Things are usually better than they look.

6. Life is actually simple.

But we tend to complicate it.

Just think about it. Right now you can be happy for the things you already have in your life and can take action upon achieving your goals and doing something about your future. But you simply stay there, overthink, play negative scenarios in your head and feel bad about something unpleasant that happened.

But if you change your perspective, your whole world changes too. So keep it simple. Be positive.

7. Happiness is already here.

So you don’t need to seek it in outer sources. It’s not a destination, and it won’t come when you reach another goal or meet a special person.

You need to open your eyes for it right now. And that can happen by doing good, appreciating yourself for who you are and enjoying your days without trying to change everything.

8. Failure is a great thing.

Don’t feel bad about it.

No successful person ever got to where he is without failing more times than he ever succeeded. It’s just that we can’t read about his failures everywhere.

9. It can only get better from here on.

10. Make time only for the important things.

Don’t worry if you don’t seem to be finding time for everything. It may look like you’re missing out on a lot, but you’re actually just focusing your precious time on what matters.

So get your priorities straight and dedicate your time to them.

11. Letting go will bring you peace and contentment.

A sure fire way to stop feeling hopeless is to learn to let go.

That means leaving things behind in the past, and to free yourself from the burden of overthinking and planning too much.

Then it will be just you and the present moment. And you’ll be able to experience it without expecting too much from it.

12. The universe isn’t against you.

In fact, it’s working in your favor. So don’t judge life itself by calling it unfair. Blaming something from the outer world can only increase the void inside you.

13. Tomorrow is a chance to start over.

So no matter how bad things are, you can just try again tomorrow or even start your transformation to becoming a better person.

14. At any moment you can meet that one person that will make you realize why it never worked out with others.

So what do you think? Keeping all these in mind makes feeling hopeless pointless, right?

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Hunt Down Your Goals and Become Fearless Like a Lion 12

Hunt Down Your Goals and Become Fearless Like a Lion

To be fearless is to dare yourself to think new thoughts, take risks, fail and find the courage to start again.

In order to change, you must face the uncomfortable, because fear is not supposed to run you. Instead, it is a call to action.

We all have fear and we must never let it paralyze our dreams. If 2017 was an unsuccessful year, hopefully, this article will inspire you to take action.

I know how it feels when you are tired of listening to those inner voices of doubt. Slowly, the anger builds up inside. Despite those feelings, you can channel fear and anger in the right way and start to hunt for your dreams. Throughout my life, I felt a renewed hunger and drive to succeed when I simply let go of denial, accepted full responsibility and took affirmative action.

“Everybody wants to eat but a few are willing to hunt”

In today’s cold reality humans do not like to see anyone other than themselves succeed. Most will never take the next step to improve their life or the lives of their future generations to come. We are pushing towards survival of the fittest.

Tell me, when a lion hunts does it care what is in its way? No. The lion is in pursuit because it is relentless.

You must become the king of the jungle. All the things that make up our lives are in intricate balance and you must fight to protect your dreams.

1. Be fearless like a lion.

A lion has no fear of any challenge, so how do I become fearless?

My simple answer to overcoming fear is that I wake up with the burning desire in my heart. The burning desire is created by repeating positive affirmations like I CAN and I WILL.

Hidden somewhere deep down within you, there is that courage to dare yourself.

Ask yourself who is really stopping you? Go out there and let loose and you will learn what great lengths you are capable of going to.

Your first job before you start hunting is to find the fighter within you.

2. Know your limits and then defy them.

You’ve reached a certain limit but just can’t seem to go that extra mile. Once you become fearless, you become limitless.

A mind that is fearless has the urge to take more action and that is where you become defiant. Try your best to understand what you are doing wrong as sometimes it is easy to give up hope. So focus your attention on studying the obstacle in detail.

As you achieve one goal, you have the mental capacity, maturity and experience to face a new challenge. Therefore, your hunger and appetite for more success increase. Keep pushing no matter what and you will eventually break through.

I know for sure it is difficult at first, but now you’ve successfully defied the odds.

3. Think of a plan, visualize it and execute it.

A lion stalks its prey from a distance and seldom charges as it grows closer and closer displaying deadly predatory behaviour.

Never rush to execute a plan as it takes careful selection. Be clear what you want just as the lion calculates timing. 

Visualization is a vital tool to programme your subconscious mind in order to create that bridge of what is non-existent into reality, which is capturing your goal.

4. Be willing to accept failure.

Failures are what propel anyone forward their current success. We can certainly learn from our failures, but our intentions should be to succeed in accomplishing our goals! Failure is then a learning process, not a reason to accept defeat. You are the king, show no remorse!!!

Motivation from Will Smith is perhaps one of my favorites. Here’s one speech:

5. Have a winning attitude every day.

To keep the cycle of motivation in constant momentum you must work hard too.

The winning attitude is created by approaching your life with discipline and putting in the hours of practice.

I like to perform a reflective practice and personal development, which enables me to identify areas where I am falling down and thus need to pay more attention to.

6. Don’t allow criticism to defeat you.

We are afraid what others think of us, what we have or what we are going to do. It is you that must make that self-promise to finish what you started.

Every once in a while, a lion must remind everyone what he is capable of.

You are the king of the jungle. Own it!


This article was written by Usman Mahmood. Besides working in the field of science helping patients through genetic testing, his purpose is to empower and inspire people in life with motivational videos, messages, articles, and stories from around the world. He loves to engage creative and ambitious minds on his Facebook page.