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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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By raising funds and awareness, each and every participant in the APDA Midwest Optimism Walk is helping to make a difference for those living with the disease today and to push for answers that will ultimately make the disease a thing of the past.
They suggest that because it may be possible to alter optimism using relatively straightforward therapeutic techniques, their findings have strong implications for public health.
The men's age range was 41 to 90 when they completed an optimism assessment in 1986, and their mortality status was tracked through to 2016.
"Our study is novel is that we considered the benefits of a psychological asset -- optimism -- in promoting longevity."
Hernandez and her co-authors found that with each standard deviation increase -- the typical distance across data points -- in participants' optimism score they had 78% higher odds of reporting very good sleep quality.
Dispositional optimism - the belief that positive things will occur in the future - has emerged as a psychological asset of particular salience for disease-free survival and superior health," Hernandez said.
The optimism index for employment rose from minus 24.4 in June to minus 23.2 in July, the survey found.
Net optimism on quality of life rose only in Metro Manila (from +42 to +44 in March).
Hope, which is defined as a positive expectation of possible future events (Roth & Hammelstein, 2007), may also mediate the effect of optimism on social creativity because hope stimulates an individual to solve problems (Snyder, 2000).
Net personal optimism rose in class C from "very high" +35 in December last year to "very high" +39 in March this year.
Small business optimism has remained solid over the past month, which demonstrates the enthusiasm and strong economic growth driven by wage increases that have reached a 30-year high and the creation of thousands of new jobs.
Ideally, we could test for selection arising from baseline and control optimism and other possible selection variables using the Fang, Keane, and Silverman (2008) test for multidimensional selection.
REASON FOR OPTIMISM: A new-look team and, for one more season, have use of their most talented young players who will be even better for a campaign in the PIL.
ROHNERT PARK, Calif: Student loan borrowers with optimism bias may risk falling into default if they expect a future event will enable them to pay down their loans and such expected occurrence fails to take place.
A survey showing public optimism towards a better quality of life and stronger economy is considered a "vote of confidence" in President Duterte and his economic team, Malacanang said Thursday.