In the past, people believed that our essential qualities, like intelligence or talent, where traits fixed at birth. And consequently, many spent their time documenting their intelligence or talent instead of developing them. Falsely believing that talent alone creates success -without effort. Until, a Stanford University Psychologist and Researcher, Carol Dweck came along and proved that they were wrong.
Since childhood HOPE, always hunting for the excellent up ahead, has always been part of my life.
That said, I remember a season when things took an altogether darker turn. I found myself a prisoner of a toxic relationship that left me feeling life was hopeless. It happened gradually, and I didn't notice until one day I found myself utterly stuck and helpless. As if, there was no way to get me out of the situation and live a happy life.