Hope: The Strongest Motivation

by Michael E. Payton MA



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/19/2021

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 126
ISBN : 9781665517560
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 126
ISBN : 9781665517553

About the Book

Hope: The Strongest Motivation, is a review of the motivational tools used in the Old and New Testaments to motivate and inspire. From the very beginning of Genesis in the Old Testament to Revelations in the New Testament, Mike Payton takes a verse from each chapter of the Bible and elaborates on a particular motivational strategy by applying it to modern day life. While not a book persuading a particular religion or way of worship, “Hope: the Strongest Motivation,” does emphasize through the different ages, both B.C. and A.C., that hope was and still is the strongest motivating source for mankind. As to whether the reader agrees or disagrees with the opinions presented is not as important as understanding that regardless of how desperate your life may become, whatever crisis you may be going through, or the realization of challenges yet to come, hope is the one consistent motivational force that can keep you going. The reader is also left to his or her own opinions on where hope originates: God, science, a higher power, etc. Should “Hope: the Strongest Motivation,” cause the reader to realize the importance and power of hope in our lives, then the goal of the writer is achieved.

About the Author

Michael E. Payton, MA is a counselor and mental health administrator with over 40 years experience in mental health care from New Boston, Ohio. Michael is a former administrator for the Ohio Department of Mental Health directing both hospital and out-patient services. He is a former professor of psychology and personal development, special needs instructor and currently a group facilitator for a drug and alcohol treatment center in Portsmouth, Ohio. Michael writes periodically for local magazines and newspapers on motivation, leadership and success strategies, the author of two additional books, “Just for Thought-Articles of Motivation,” and “Time to Think, Meditation and Reflection,” a motivation speaker and life coach. Michael has degrees in business administration, education, a Masters in Counseling from Liberty University and is a licensed chemical dependency counselor in Ohio. Michael is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors and lives in New Boston, Ohio, with his wife Vicki, sons Adam (Staci), and Nathan (Sydney) along with three granddaughters (Olivia, Callie and Maci).