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How to restore hope when you doubt what’s possible

Shifting Perspective

March 11, 2020

So there’s something that you want.


Maybe even something that you’re working hard toward. You’re scrolling through Instagram, and BAM. Right there, before your eyes, you see someone else has it or has done it first.

What’s your first thought?

I’ll be honest. My immediate instinct, the second I realize someone else already has what I want or was hoping for is to think “That’s it. It can never happen for me now”.


Have you been there, too? If you have, know you’re in good company.


But have you ever thought about why? Why do we believe that because someone else got there first, it’s suddenly out of the question for us?

I’d encourage you to really think about your own answer to that question, but here’s what I’ve realized fuels that belief for me:

When someone else gets there first and I begin to doubt what’s possible in my own life, it’s because my belief in what’s possible is too small.

It’s because some part of me believes that there’s only so much success to go around. Only so many marriages handed out. Only so many books to be written. Only so much that’s possible in life, and that other person just used some of it up.


If reading that just made you say “mmhm, been there, felt that!” I have a challenge for us today, friends.


A challenge to think about this differently.

What if instead of believing there was less possibility, we chose to believe there were infinite possibilities?

What if we believed that what’s possible in our own lives isn’t limited by or dependent upon what’s happened in someone else’s?

If you believed that, how different would you feel in those moments when someone else gets there first?

How much more likely would it be for you to keep pressing on with your own hopes and goals?

I encourage you to take the time to sit with those questions, but I can say that for me? Living out a belief that we live in a world of boundless possibility has brought a heck of a lot more hope and perseverance into my life.

I’d be anxious to know what it might bring into yours. ♥️

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