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How Hope Can Improve Your Life, Backed By Research | TIME


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Hope is “not just a feel-good emotion.” Hope is predictive.

Those without hope avoid bigger challenges, quit earlier, and act helpless.

Hope isn’t just wishful thinking. It’s related to positive outcomes.

People who scored higher in hope had higher GPA’s and did better academically.

Hope doesn’t just make you a better student, it also makes you more creative.

Hope predicts achievement better than intelligence, grades or personality.

It actually predicts law school GPA better than the LSAT.

Eric Barker's recommendations before a big challenge:

  1. Imagine your goal.
  2. Write down anything that might stop you from achieving it.
  3. Come up with a few contingency plans to address those obstacles.
  4. Rule the world.

Just doing those three things can increase your level of hope and dramatically improve how well you perform.

This little bit of planning not only addresses real issues, it improves your feeling of control over the situation.

(For more on how to stop being lazy and get more done, click here.)

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