It was our weekly review and we had missed our target of previous week. Still, in that meeting we assured the management of fulfilling the monthly target. I was not too much confident about it though. So, I told my supervisor that I’m not very confident about achieving the target. We are probably just keeping alive the hope in vain. On this, he replied me something that left a mark!!! It is a simple phenomena and i (like many of us) have been ignoring unknowingly.
Hope, whether its physical emotion or spiritual grace, touches everyone. Everyone around you is living on hope. We hope to sell certain number of equipment and that’s why we are working. The dealer hopes to make a good profit and that’s why he is investing the money. The company hopes to achieve its mission and that’s why it’s running. Students hope to pass and that’s why they study. People appear for interview hoping that they will clear it. We all do everything today because we hope to live a better tomorrow. Alexander the Great formed his army hoping that he would be conquering the world.
The dealer wouldn’t have invested had he not hoped to make profit. I wouldn’t have visited customers without the hope to get business. The company would have shut itself down had it not hoped to achieve something. The world would have been in despair. Even the Greek mythologists believed the same. The Wikipedia on hope says
“Hope was personified in Greek mythology as Elpis. When Pandora opened Pandora’s Box, she let out all the evils except one: hope. Apparently, the Greeks considered hope to be as dangerous as all the world’s evils. But without hope to accompany all their troubles, humanity was filled with despair. It was a great relief when Pandora revisited her box and let out hope as well. It may be worthy to note that in the story, hope is represented as weakly leaving the box but is in effect far more potent than any of the major evils. In some faiths and religions of the world, hope plays a very important role. Hope can be passive in the sense of a wish, or active as a plan or idea, often against popular belief, with persistent, personal action to execute the plan or prove the idea. Consider a prisoner of war who never gives up hope for escape and, against the odds, plans and accomplishes this. By contrast, consider another prisoner who simply wishes or prays for freedom, but without genuine hope, or another who gives up all hope of freedom.“
The moment we kill the hope of an organization or a self, we start the process to kill it. It is thus, very important to maintain and boost up the hopes of the employees and the organization. The hope for a better tomorrow, irrespective of the past and the present.
In short, its the hope that keeps us going everyday, every moment of our lives.The world runs on HOPE.