JK Rowling, Steve Jobs, Albert Einstein, Bill Gates, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Edison… these people have done incredible things. They’ve advanced science + technology, invented something that seemed impossible, told stories that have captivated generations. Why do some people overcome insurmountable challenges? How come some people recover from illness and disease and others don’t? What’s stopping you?
No really, is there something these people have that you do not? Are they better educated than you? Einstein and Franklin had little formal education. Did they have more money than you? Gates first company failed; Rowling was a single parent living on welfare. Were they lucky? Edison tried hundreds of ways to make a lightbulb, before finally being successful.
Listen, the pathway to success is not education, or wealth, or luck. It’s hope.
So okay, let’s define our terms here. What exactly is hope?