We hope for the best. Usually that means improving at something, achieving a victory, or being successful. To keep your hope intact, you have to grow. You have to make progress.
What can you do today to improve your tomorrow? Mind, body, soul. This is the trifecta you need to develop.
Mind: What are you reading? What are you learning? Knowledge. Understanding. Wisdom.
Body: Use it or lose it. Objects in motion tend to stay in motion. The opposite is true as well unless you break the trend. Discipline. Temperance.
Soul: You have to train your heart. Courage. Bravery. Perseverance.
Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning. –Benjamin Franklin