In order to keep moving through life we all have to believe that something better awaits us in the future. No matter where we are right now, the future is unlimited and totally possible for anything that you conceive of. If life is going great then it can get better. If things aren’t going as well as you would hope, it can get better in the future. That is called hope and without hope, progress is difficult to have.
Hope is the feeling that can sustain you through your dark times, mistakes and failures. It shines a light in the darkness and no matter how dark it is, there is a promise that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. It encourages you to keep moving forward. Some people look at hope as dangerous because it might stop you from taking the necessary steps to succeed but real hope doesn’t do that.