Men have an affinity for sports. In any sporting activity, spectators tend to cheer the team they support, others remain silent and pray silently for the success of their team.
“If you believe you can, you probably can. If you believe you won’t, you most assuredly won’t. Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad.” – Denis Waitley
Prior to May 1954, the population of the world generally believed that it was impossible to run a mile in under 4 minutes. This belief was also held by scientist and the medical profession.
Hope may be clinging on to an expectation or belief that an event will occur.
Willingness may be being in the position to cling on the expectation or belief till it comes to pass.