Hope connects to so many other topics. In his book, Let Hope in: 4 Choices That Will Change Your Life Forever, Pete Wilson hits on many things, so much so there will literally be something for everyone in this book.
He touches on how hope can be hindered by our past, by guilt, shame, and regret.
He also speaks of many attributes which can promote hope in our lives. Things such as trusting god, forgiveness, and love.
The one which challenged me the most is that of gratitude.
Whenever I see things about this topic, I am drawn to them as a magnet is drawn towards steel. I believe it is because this is an area of my life I could grow in.
My wife says I can be negative. I tend towards saying I am realistic. But if I am honest, I know she is right. (wives usually are)