Hope is a feeling which makes a strong will.
The seventh basic emotion is hope.
Hope's genealogy is a little different from other emotions. Other emotions are truly typical emotions which branch out from interest or aversion and are old, while hope is a young emotion derived from working memory, and consists of intellect.
When you think about the future and feel it is pleasant, then you will work hard to realize it. This is hope.
If it is too big to realize, we call it ambition or aspiration. Also if you have a person that you think is ideal, we call it admiration.
Let's examine when hope occurs.
When a person is lost and finds a place that looks familiar they feel hope. People feel hope when they are not yet confident but feel on the verge of a break through. The current situation is still bad but people can see a solution, or expect that the situation will improve.
This means that an expectation which is good for the person is hope. Thinking in detail about a good future gives people energy to act. Promotion and acceleration of current actions are features of hope.
Hope generates will. When hope appears through actions and the actions continue without losing hope we call it will. The strength of will is the strength of hope. The person whose will is weak may abandon those hopes which are difficult to realize. So you will need to imagine a more detailed and adequate process if you want to have a strong will.
Also, the more positive past experiences a person has, the stronger his or her will will be. The experience of accomplishing something in childhood promotes a strong will.