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cautious optimism

A feeling of general confidence regarding a situation and/or its outcome coupled with a readiness for possible difficulties or failure. I've prepared for this exam for weeks, so I have a cautious optimism that it will turn out well. It's best to exercise cautious optimism when starting any new business.
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A good feedback system is the best inoculation against unrealistic and inflated optimism.
Pessimists have the power to acquire the skill of optimism by managing their self talk (how they talk to themselves) to mirror the way optimists do.
They also completed surveys that assessed their mental health, levels of optimism and physical health.
While it remains to be seen whether optimism will hold or translate into spending, consumers say that they have tangible signs that they are getting more value for their dollar.
Net optimism is holding steady, but lower earnings and capital spending growth expectations suggest U.
Darrell Sansom, managing director at AXA Business Insurance said: "It's good to see that, overall, optimism remains high; but we can't ignore the drop in growth expectations.
Optimism bias can cloud what should be an objective evaluation toward an unreasonably optimistic assessment of the risk.
Our study provides compelling evidence that optimism is a universal phenomenon, that optimism is associated with improved perceptions of physical health and improved subjective well-being worldwide," said Matthew Gallagher.
8220;Though previously considered to be a relatively stable factor, emerging research suggests that optimism may be manipulated,” Bonfiglio said.
The investigation of these potential mediation effects may be of interest in both cases whether optimism is considered a trait or a state.
However, optimism rose significantly when respondents were questioned about their own organisation--56 per cent expressed optimism, while 66 per cent expect their business to expand and 42 per cent said their organisation plans to increase the number of employees.
The weak dollar boosted oil and other dollar-denominated commodities as the euro rallied on optimism for Greece.
Optimism is the expectation that more good things, rather than bad, will happen.
A comparison of January 2011 with January 2010 reveals that upper-income Americans (+7) and those aged 65 years and older (+5) have increased their optimism the most.
This finding shows the effects group optimism has on individual group member optimism.