In the midst of difficult times, I believe we need to go beyond hoping for a turn of events. We need to individually and collectively wish our way to success.
In my experience, there’s a subtle but powerful difference between “hoping for something to happen” and “wishing for something to happen.” Hoping is passive and leads to waiting, while wishing is emotional and leads to action.
If you’ve ever been disappointed when you’ve wished for something to happen, the reason may be that you overlooked a foundational step in the process. You need to be clear about what you want, and willing to find out why you want it. As you go through this excercise, you’ll discover one of two things: either the underlying reason ignites your passion to make your dream happen, OR the underlying reason isn’t as important as you originally thought it was, and something else is even more important.
While we can’t always make every specific wish come true exactly as we initially envisioned it, we can use the most important elements of our wishes to vastly improve our businesses and our lives.
For more on this topic read The Harper Report Volume 5.4. How to Wish Your Way to Success