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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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The rise in economic optimism since December - which has been maintained this month - seems to be related, in part, to improved sentiment regarding firm's assessment of the impact following the UK-EU agreement on the first stage of negotiations in December.
As a result, one could say that confidence had advanced about the next six months, but it was still too soon to speak of optimism, the Liberty Times concluded.
Net optimism among Filipinos in all areas of the country also remained 'excellent,' or +20 and above, the SWS said.
Grant Thornton said optimism among business leaders in Asia Pacific has surged significantly over the past year, with the high levels of confidence driven particularly by China and Japan, where optimism has risen 21 and 29 percentage points year-on-year, respectively.
Hmieleski and Baron (2009) focused on dispositional optimism and defined entrepreneurial optimism as an individual's generalized expectancies for experiencing positive outcomes (Hmieleski & Baron, 2009).
Globally, business optimism is at its highest level on record (49%) heading in to the second quarter of 2017.
Participants of the summit say optimism as a mindset has helped them to achieve conservation goals.
Hardiness and optimism accounted for 29% variance on professional life stress.
Given public demonstrations or protests following Donald Trump's election, it is striking that the Index powerfully demonstrates increased optimism in the days immediately following the inauguration.
After steadily improving from the lows found during and after the Great Recession, small-business owners' optimism has leveled off over the last year and a half.
In fact, broad optimism garnered 49 per cent of all votes.
Meanwhile, the US has seen optimism fall from 74% to 50% in Q4, the biggest fall of any of the 36 countries surveyed.
However non-significant differences were observed along learned optimism and social competence in relation to gender and income levels.
Today, neuroscience tells us that some of us are hard-wired for optimism, and that it can have dangerous outcomes.
No one I have come across has done as much research on the subject of optimism as Martin Seligman.