We may have "uphill hopes," but we are often caught in "downhill habits." We need to understand that we form habits, and then our habits form us. Real change is hard to come by, so it's important for us to create good habits that will help facilitate change in our lives. Good habits are "uphill" because while they are doable, they require intentionality, effort, and work.
In order to develop good habits, we must first have hope for the future and then repent - change direction - from our old, unhealthy habits. We can form uphill habits by fixing our attention on God, getting rid of our excuses, and turning "when" into "now." God has the best plans for us when we follow his ways. Let’s do it!