Day 5: Is Hope A Strategy?

I’ve often heard it said that “hope is not a strategy.” Have you heard that, too? I’m willing to bet my Grande Starbucks Caramel Macchiato (with coconut milk, thank you) that you have. In fact, it’s so popular that if you Google it, you’ll find 1,010,000,000 results! If that’s not proof that people are really wrestling with hope, then I don’t know what is!

Is Hope A Strategy? My answer is…possibly. You see, IF hope is a strategy, it’s got some conditions to meet in order to be an effective strategy. Let’s dive in quick…

Is Hope A Strategy? Not if it’s False Hope.

Hope that waits and wishes is not a strategy. I call this False Hope. It’s the kind that tricks you into thinking it will all work out with the snap of a finger, wishing on a penny, or just simply speaking the right words and then waiting to see what will happen. False Hope is not a strategy. I’ve learned this the hard way, my friend, and I’ll be sharing more about it in my book.

Is Hope A Strategy? If it is Dangerous Hope, then yes.

Dangerous Hope is hope that takes action. It learns from mistakes, anticipates setbacks, and always takes action to keep moving in a direction toward what you hope for. Dangerous Hope as a strategy can be the difference between finding the solution that works or throwing your hands in the air and giving up.

I’ll dive into this concept more in my book, Dangerous Hope. For now, just be encouraged that hope can be a strategy when it is cultivated intentionally. If you want to know more about this, then I invite you to join my Dangerous Hope Crowdfunding Campaign to get this book in front of 27 publishers. I’ve got 25 more days to pre-sell 500 books and I’d be so honored to have your help! Visit to learn more and get 1, 2, 5, 15, 25, 50, or even 100 books. The more books you pre-order, the better bonuses you get!

Talk to you soon. Until then, be healthy, stay creative, and have a dangerous hope.

Much love,


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