Dr. Peter Fuda

Contrary to popular opinion, hope is not an emotion; it is a process that anyone can master. The theory was first laid down by pioneering psychologist Charles R. Snyder. In short, hope equals goals, plus pathways to reach those goals, times a sense of agency (the belief that my effort makes a difference). So if you or your team are feeling anxious and fearful, first … [ Read more ]

Warren Bennis

Hope combines the determination to achieve one’s goals with the ability to generate the means to do so.

Vaclav Havel

Hope…is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously heading for success, but rather an ability to work for something because it is good, not just because it stands a chance to succeed. It is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how … [ Read more ]

Howard Zinn (Philosopher)

To have hope, one doesn’t need certainty, only possibility.