“May your hope for the future outweigh your doubt about your potential for success!” – Futurist Jim Carroll
A shoutout to @keithlkerswill for the genesis of the idea here – he knows when I am grabbing a concept from him while he speaks of it!
In this case, he was mentioning the song “Like a Force of Nature” – Todd Snider, which features the phrase “may your hope always outweigh your doubt.’
If there is ever a more perfect phrase for how you approach your future, that’s it!
So with a little bit of spin, I’ve started to use the concept while on stage.
People have big dreams for the future, but they also carry within them an innate fear of what comes next. That’s because the future is uncertain, unknown, unpredictable…..
The result of the uncertainty is that we can often begin to doubt our potential at the same time that we have big ideas about what we might be able to accomplish.
Different people approach this conundrum in different ways.
Some people manage to let their hope override their doubt, and bust through to success; in other cases, the doubt far outweighs the hope and failure is the result; for other people, the two are in equal balance, and mediocrity rules their life.
Bust the equilibrium! Shift the balance! Tilt the scale!
Recognize that you have a choice as to how your future turns out, and a lot of it depends on the attitude that you carry around with you; the determination that you embed within your soul; and the focus that you feature in your mindset.
Be relentless in thinking about your hopes and dreams, and actively work each and every dispel the doubt!
That can be the one key thing that tips the scales in your favour!