Learn how to stay hopeful about what you want and not give up, despite current circumstances or how you’re currently feeling. (If you’re feeling discouraged about things right now and need some inspiration, this is definitely for you!)

Have you ever wanted something so bad that you’d do anything to get it? Maybe you have this internal burning desire for change or for this new thing, but you don’t see the bridge to get to it.

If you’re wondering how to get what you want in life and have a strong desire for it but no idea how to get it, don’t give up! Don’t try to put it out of your mind just because it seems unreachable at the moment. Know that if God or the Universe has put this intense desire in you, it’s for a reason.

And, know that God or the Universe, however you see it, will make a way where there seems to be no way and will show you the perfect path to it, step by step (with divine guidance).

Now, let’s give you some inspiration so you can be hopeful and go after what you want!

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How to stay hopeful

If you want to know how to stay hopeful about what you want despite the circumstances, then read these next sections on letting go and trusting, stepping out in faith, and following your heart and intuition.

I know it can be difficult to stay optimistic during tough times, but I believe this inspiration and motivation will help.

Let go & trust

First let’s talk about how to let go and trust even when you can’t see how it’ll work out (and why you should).

Often, what holds us back from really going after what we want is not being able to clearly see how it would play out.

Maybe we’ve yet to figure out how exactly we’d make it happen, from start to finish. And, perhaps a part of us thinks if I can’t envision it I can’t get there.

But, I have learned that this isn’t something we have to worry about, and in fact it can hold us back.

It isn’t like in school when we were told to make a complete outline for our story before beginning. I promise you, yes it’s often good to plan but there’s a time when it’ll flow easier if you just let go and trust.

If you know the exact path, then great! But, it’s okay if you don’t.

And, if you know you strongly desire this then it’s probably meant for you.

If it’s meant for you, you won’t be left alone to figure it out. Listen for guidance. Get quiet, breathe, close your eyes, ask for guidance, and listen.

You might just be amazed at what happens!

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Step out in faith

Next let’s talk about how to step out in faith, even if it hasn’t worked out yet and there have been disappointments.

Sometimes we work so hard on something, and it doesn’t seem to work. And, this can be frustrating!

You might think but I deserve it, I’ve worked so hard. Why is God or the Universe doing this to me? Why don’t they help me? Or even, am I cursed or meant for less?

I’m familiar with all of those thoughts. But, I’ve also learned that oftentimes we’re blocked from something because there’s a better path or plan. And, sometimes we’re so set on doing it ourselves and our own way that we fail to listen or ask for guidance with an open mind.

So, try to let go and trust the Universe to bring everything you need and to guide you in perfect timing. 

Stay open minded as to how it can happen, and don’t get bogged down about the timing.

Try to get quiet for a bit and see if a sudden inspiration comes to you and if it does, get moving toward it!

Don’t worry about step two yet, just begin. And, as you step out in faith you’ll often find that you’ll be guided to what’s next (you’ll get inspiration to do something).

Again, don’t be so focused on the timing or how long it’s taking. Be more focused on listening for guidance and showing faith and perseverance by taking some kind of step towards it.

Don’t stress. Just relax and let your inner guidance or divine guidance show you how to get what you want in life!

Follow your heart & intuition

Finally, let’s talk about how important it is to stay tuned in to yourself and follow your heart and intuition. (I’ve learned the importance of this from experience.)

If you get quiet and pay attention to how you’re feeling, you’ll know within when something is really for you or not. And, only you can truly know that. 

There may be a time when you just know in your gut that this thing (or person) is no longer for you – and that’s okay!

Learn to trust your instincts, and you might just save yourself years of frustration and disappointment.

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That said, you’ll probably feel a difference in that thing that no longer serves you and that thing that burns as a desire in you that can’t be put out. Just be observant.

I believe that as far as we’ve come as humans who can think and create so much, we often forget about and don’t use our internal compasses as much as we should.

Stay in touch with yours, and you’ll likely find yourself feeling divinely led throughout life!

And please, if you feel hopeless and discouraged know that you are never alone and you have more power within yourself than you realize. It took me way too long to figure that out, but once I did I began to feel more filled up on the inside, more hopeful, and more excited about life.

You have everything you need inside of you. You are not without. You are amazing and special. And, you deserve all good things. -alb

So, follow your heart and intuition and go after what you want!

Closing thoughts: How to stay hopeful about what you want (Don’t give up!)

I hope you’ve enjoyed this post about how to stay hopeful about what you want, and I hope it saves you some frustration and lifts your spirits.

Don’t hold yourself back from stepping out in faith and going after what you want in life. In the end, you won’t regret failing (in fact, to succeed usually requires some amount of failing first) but you may regret never trying.

May you achieve all that you want and more!

Additional resources

If you liked this blog post, I think you’ll also like my post called How to Keep Faith When You Can’t See the Answers. It’ll lift you up, give you hope, & reveal two things that I’ve used to handle unsettling feelings & times.

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