Often times when things are tough people "hope for the best“ which, according to Life Transitions Coach, Diane Dennis, isn't quite enough. Diane says that you need to have "intelligent hope" and she explained what that means.
Without Hope the Human Spirit Dies” Hospice Nurse
To hope for something and make sure what you hope for will happen, you need to apply the formula for “Intelligent Hope” or else hoping is nothing more than wishful thinking.
The formula for Intelligent Hope is as follows:
Make a Plan like any other goal you are trying to accomplish.