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The Cultivation of Hope

''The radiant glow of the eternal Light remains unwavering, whispering with gentle conviction, "I AM the beacon of hope, illuminating the path forward." Embrace its brilliance and embrace a brighter future.'' Michael Corthell To first define what hope is and how to have it, let's start with what hope is not. Let's look at hopelessness. Here is how one person felt during a period of deep depression. ''The future vanished completely, plunging everything into darkness. A profound sense of emptiness prevailed, stripping away any meaning. Memories of joy or success were overshadowed by regrets and failures. The present seemed devoid of positivity, and the future held no hope. I felt lost, with no guiding compass or center. However, emerging from that darkness, everything appeared different. What I once valued most seemed insignificant, while what I overlooked became essential. Money and career success faded to the sidelines, while relationship

How to Find Your Positive Mindset and Live Smarter, Not Harder

 '' Transforming our mindset to a positive one unlocks our full potential. We embrace growth, conquer adversity, and create a life of success and resilience. Stepping into a world of infinite possibilities, we witness our dreams manifest into reality.'' - Michael Corthell Do you want to be smarter and live a more successful and productive life? Do you want to be able to face and overcome all the inevitable changes and tragedies in your life?   Within each of us lies the capacity to cultivate a mindset that propels us forward, stimulates growth, and nurtures resilience. By adopting a set of intentional beliefs and adopting effective strategies, we can reshape our thinking patterns and embrace a path of personal development. ''Have a strong mind and a soft heart.'' —Anthony J. D'Angelo Below are some ways to boost your intellect, ward off forgetfulness, and maybe even lengthen your newfound, productive life.  Prepare to be pleasantly su

The Art of Asking

by Michael Corthell Sometimes we need to ask for something. Sometimes we do not. Knowing the difference is all important. How do we ask for what we want and get it? There seems to be a kind of art behind getting what we want — some people seem to have a magic wand. They seem to always get what they want. Are they magicians?  What's going on? What are they doing that other people aren't? How do they ask for what they want and seem to succeed every time? ''If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.'' — James 1:5 The art of asking: Know exactly what it is you want. This obvious question is often overlooked. Take the time to learn, figure out, or discover what you want. Once you know what you want it’s much easier to ask for it. Make sure, ask yourself why? If you don’t want it at the heart of your being, ask yourself why you’re asking. If you do want i