think positive(redirected from thought positive)
To be optimistic, especially about a particular situation. Oh, think positive—there's no reason to believe you won't get the job.
Be optimistic, concentrate on the good rather than the bad, as in It's true you were fired but think positive-now you can look for a job you really like . This expression comes from the psychological doctrine of positive thinking, which gained currency with Norman Vincent Peale's popular book, The Power of Positive Thinking (1953). [Second half of 1900s]