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How to Overcome Your Challenges With The HOPE Formula

What do you do to make yourself hopeful and keep your hope alive in the face of adversity? How can you make others hopeful? If you have been looking for answers to these questions, the HOPE formula will help. The HOPE formula is composed of four elements:

• Have a positive attitude.

• Open up to opportunities.

• Play your best.

• Encourage others to do the same.

Let me briefly explain the four elements of the HOPE formula and how you can apply them in your life.

Have a positive attitude

No Hopeless Situations

There is a wonderful urban legend circulating about a man who is trying to land a job as an assistant professor in a university. His application was rejected and he writes the following response:

*"Herbert A. Millington
Chair - Search Committee
412 A Clarkson Hall, Whitson University
College Hill, MA 34109*
Dear Professor Millington,*
Thank you for your letter of March 16. After careful consideration, I regret to inform you that I am unable to accept your refusal to offer me an assistant professor position in your department.*

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