Pretty strong words.
Makes me think of nasty things, deceit, unhappiness, hidden things.
Makes me think of the future, happiness, looking forward.
So surely they are two totally different things?
No…I don’t think so.
We lie to ourselves to maintain the hope.
We don’t always know we are doing it, in fact in some ways it’s a protective mechanism, and allows us to keep motivated. But there is always that niggle, that doubt, the thing we can’t quite put our finger on.
I’ll tell you about a time I realised I was being hopeful and in the process lying to myself. I have for years now worked on a self employed basis, I love the freedom it brings, the challenge and the satisfaction.