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Our Favorite Affirmations for Hope

5 affirmations to help you develop real hope that will shape your thinking and your life.

Positivity is powerful

Positive affirmations have the power to shape your thinking and help you design a life you love.

No, really—it’s science!

But if positive affirmations are really going to make a difference for you, personally, then you have to pick the right affirmations—ones that will help you start where you’re at and grow from there.

Design.org offers a starter pack full of positive affirmations that will help you learn how to use affirmations effectively. We also have packs that focus on specific topics like Being Fearless and Achieving Simplicity, which are perfect if you have a general idea of what thoughts you’re trying to change. Plus, our service makes it easy to remember your affirmations, since we’ll email or text them to you. These are received just once a day or up to six times a day, based on your preferred schedule.

As much as we love our affirmation packs, we realize that there’s a lot of power in writing affirmations of your own (and our service will send you the affirmations you write, too.) But how do you know where to start?

First, you have to know where you are. Our self-assessment will help you know where you fall on our innovative Egg framework, which helps you track your progress on your journey toward a happy, meaningful life.

After completing your assessment, not only will you be able to get started with personalized coaching from Design.org, but you’ll also have the perfect starting point for writing your own meaningful affirmations.

For many people, the assessment reveals that they are still working through the first stage of the Egg: hope.


Developing a strong sense of hope is absolutely essential when you’re designing the thoughts that will create a life you love. Why? Because if you don’t have hope for a better future, why try to create it? Without hope, you can’t build belief, your actions are directionless, your purpose feels like a pipe dream, and true meaning seems unattainable.

Hope is the ultimate first step.

Design.org’s coaching messages will help you as you work to strengthen your hope, but adding positive affirmations to the mix can help cement thoughts of hope more firmly into your daily life.

Today, we’re sharing five of our favorite hope-related positive affirmations. Feel free to use them for yourself, or use them as inspiration for creating your own. 

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Positive affirmations about hope

The past is gone; I focus on the future.

Hope is all about letting go of the thoughts, beliefs, and actions of the past. While it’s true that you can (and should) learn from your past, hope is about taking those lessons and applying them to the future, while letting go of anything that’s held you back. This affirmation can help you remember that if you’re going to live a hopeful life, your focus should be on what lies ahead.

I expect great things to happen.

Not only does hope look toward the future—it looks forward to a bright future. Hope is about recognizing that good things are yet to come, and about expecting them to come. This affirmation can instill a positivity that will make it easier to develop positive beliefs and deeper purpose.

I choose to see the good.

Life isn’t always easy, and the world isn’t always an idyllic place. But hopeful people recognize that nothing is ever all bad. When you have hope, you can spot moments of beauty, acts of kindness, and other silver linings that remind you that goodness is out there, always. And, in our experience, the more you choose to see the good, the easier it is to find it.

There is always another way.

Hopelessness is feeling backed into a corner, or down in a hole you can’t climb out of. Hope, on the other hand, is knowing that there’s always something else you could try. When you’re at this stage in your journey, it’s not important that you don’t know what the “other way” is. You’ll figure that out later. What’s important right now is that you acknowledge that another way is there, and that you have hope that will a little direction and hard work, you just might be able to find it.

I can achieve anything.

Hope is inextricably tied to self-confidence (in fact, there’s science behind that, too.) Self-confidence is, in a way, having hope in yourself. This affirmation helps you to build that hope, reminding you that you are in charge of your own destiny, that you are capable of creating change in your life, and that you can achieve the things you set your mind to. Again, this thought doesn’t necessarily mean you have it all figured out; it just means that you have hope in your own abilities and believe that you can get yourself to where you want to go.

Hope may be new to you, but with these affirmations, you can start changing the way you think about hope. Ultimately, these positive thoughts will lead to real and lasting change in your life.

If you’re ready to get started on your journey towards more hope, belief, action, purpose, and meaning, take the Egg assessment now. We’re excited for you to start designing your thoughts and a life you love.

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