Often a person perceives their life circumstances as a given, with little possibility of influencing how their life develops. The Hope statement provides a different perspective. It assumes that the quality of one’s life can be created and improved. This is where the imagination comes in. It is an important element in a person’s capacity to manifest a life that they would prefer. The Hope statement suggests a creative option within that circumstance, preparing the reader to consider life as it could be, using their imagination.