For the final week of Hope Month, we’re going integrate what we’ve learned into the practical application of hope via the WOOP process. WOOP stands for:

  1. Wish
  2. Outcome
  3. Obstacle
  4. Plan

This process brings together all the “GAP” elements of hope (goals, agency, pathays), and provides a framework we can use to create better futures for ourselves.

First, we have to identify a goal we have for ourselves, and use that concept to create concrete outcomes we will use to track progress toward that goal. Then, we can dig into the “pathways” a little more by brainstorming obstacles that may hinder our progress, and then planning how we will respond to and overcome these obstacles.

There’s no end to the amount of effort and detail you can bring to this process, so put as much into it as you need to feel confident about your ability to move forward.

And as always, remember to Create an Account so you can share your progress, lessons, and experiences with the community!