To choose hope can be something small, like finding joy in seeing a rainbow. It can also be a big choice, like finding the opportunity in losing a job. I have heard people talk about hope as a choice, and I've heard people say that hope is never a choice but reserved for those deserve it. I have also heard people say the same things on both sides of the fence about money, success and positive thoughts. In my experience, I have found that hope can be found where hope is openly received. The same can be said of money, success and positivity, at least in my personal experiences. To me it's not so much about choosing these things, but being open to receiving them.
We all need a little motivation in our lives. I'm sure there are others who also need a cup of motivation from time to time.