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H.O.P.E. for New Year's Resolution

Posted by Chip Block on January 2, 2019 11:45 AM EST
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Building on Joe's latest blog post about the acronym of A.I.M. for success, I want to share my thoughts for a new year's resolution....

...using the acronym we have discussed before on this blog posting site-HOPE.

Taking the English language literally, a blog post like this one which is titled "HOPE for New Year's Resolution" could actually go in a variety of directions.  For example, should one hope that there is a resolution to a particular issue of concern-say the US-China tariffs, improvement in population health, an end to world hunger or class warfare?  Or is the idea that having hope itself is a form of new year's resolution.  This may seem to fit especially since there seem to be so many problems that seem hopeless-the act of having hope or being hopeful itself is a form or resolution.

For those of you familiar with our acronym for H.O.P.E, the focus of this title is that a resolution to "help other people excel" (H.O.P.E) is itself a very worthy new year's resolution.  And the beauty of helping other people excel is that it is a potential resolution to a plethora of problems our world and societies face.  If we have H.O.P.E. and we H.O.P.E. (meaning we help other people excel) then we make the world a better place and perhaps even resolve some issues along the way and feel better for our role in it.

Over the holidays, I was struck by the Hallmark Greeting cards ads on the Hallmark Channel which pushed the slogan that "caring can make the world a better place".  And by extension, showing you care can be the act that makes the world better.  Here, my thinking is that by H.O.P.E you are actually "showing you care" and that makes the Hallmark slogan and this powerful acronym of H.O.P.E. a remarkable resolution for the new year....and perhaps all other years to follow!

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