|“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.”
– Martin Luther King, Jr.
A New Year thought and wish for you…
as we draw the ritualistic mental, emotional, and spiritual line of demarcation: generate hope.
Many years ago (pre-Ancestry.com), I paid some outfit to research my family history, coat of arms, etc. They determinded that the Gurney family motto was: “Dum spiro, spero” which translates from Latin to “While I breathe, I hope.”
I think it’s a fitting resolution to bring into the new year.
There’s so much ruckus this year about dropping 2020! We can’t seem to get out of it fast enough. Yet, we’ll face the very same challenges we’re in now at 12:01am on 1/1/2021.
However, the ritual is critical this year as it gives us, even though illusory, something to stand on to look higher: the last calendar year under our feet.
What could possibly change at 12:01am on 1/1/2021 might be the direction to which you turn for hope. My wish is that your New Year be one of generating hope.
Generating is not looking to find it out there, though you may find signs. Generating doesn’t depend on the outer world, but in creating. If the world outside of us is weak, for the moment, in its “hope reserves,” we each have the generating power to feed the grid.
So, I encourage you to feed the grid, in whatever creative ways you can, so we can all look forward to a wellspring of hope emerging from our joint efforts ahead.
Happy Hope Year!
CareerGuy and Back Forty Freedom Flier
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|Got hope year?
“Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering ‘it will be happier’…”
– Alfred Lord Tennyson
DARRELL W. GURNEY, Executive/ Career Coach and 20-year recruiting veteran, supports people at all levels to make fulfilling and profitable career transitions. His first book, Headhunters Revealed! Career Secrets for Choosing and Using Professional Recruiters, was winner of the Clarion Award for Best Book by the Association for Women in Communications and was reviewed in Publishers Weekly. His newest book, Never Apply for a Job Again: Break the Rules, Cut the Line, Beat the Rest, has been endorsed by bestselling thought leaders such as Harvey Mackay, Keith Ferrazzi, and Dr. Ivan Misner. A personal and business brand strategist, Darrell’s Stealth Method of networking has helped folks expand their reach within both careers and new client circles. He speaks, leads workshops, and is a media expert on subjects such as recruiting, networking, and finding one’s passion. He was recently named Networking Expert for BeyondB-School.com and offers webinars and programs that get MBA students and working professionals out, connected, and landed.