Let's unpack this briefly. A research named C.R. Snyder, (KU, go Jayhawks, #2 this year!), discovered that hope is a triad of goals, pathways and agency.
- We are able to set realistic goals (where we want to go).
- We are able to figure out how to get there including sticking with it and planning alternate routes.
- We believe that we can do it.
If strategy is a plan of action or policy designed to achieve a major goal, then hope, defined as the triad, is a strategy for achieving goals. So whether hope is a strategy depends on how you define it.
Funny thing is, I learned about this while reading The Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown because I'm in the midst of planning alternate routes.
How are you using hope as a strategy?