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cautiously optimistic

Generally confident regarding a situation and/or its outcome while still maintaining a readiness for possible difficulties or failure. I've prepared for this exam for weeks, so I'm feeling cautiously optimistic that it will turn out well. It's best to be cautiously optimistic when starting any new business.
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'Initial evidence from other studies suggests that more optimistic people tend to have goals and the confidence to reach them, are more effective in problem-solving, and they may be better at regulating their emotions during stressful situations,' she added.
For the third quarter, businesses turned less optimistic as the overall confidence index eased to 47.6 percent from 52 percent, while Filipinos also turned less optimistic as the index slipped to 9.
.77% of Whites are optimistic, whereas 69% of Blacks and 75% of Hispanics are optimistic about their financial future;
It said that it is optimistic with regards to profits, even though margin compression is expected because of stiff competition.
The services sector is most optimistic about selling prices and within the sector, the hospitality segment which includes services related to travel and car rentals, is most optimistic about higher volumes for Q1 2019 with a net balance of 70 per cent based on higher seasonal demand and new customers.
Optimistic: A near-term plateau as favorable household formation rates encounter affordability hurdles, rising mortgage rates and structural changes that would otherwise push home construction higher.
'Although there has been a postponement of the planned formal round in Oslo this month (June 2018), I am optimistic that it will be back on track very soon, but this is of course up to the parties to decide,' Forner said.
The survey also found 42 percent optimistic that the Philippine economy next year would get better, and 12 percent feeling it would deteriorate, translating to a net optimism about the economy score of +31 (percentage of optimistic about the economy minus percentage of not optimistic about it), classified as excellent.
* 91 per cent of the most optimistic respondents reported feeling confident in the past week, while only 52 per cent of the least optimistic respondents did, a difference of 39 percentage points.
Taiwan's hiring outlook for the first quarter of 2018 is the most optimistic in the world, according to Manpower's Employment Outlook Survey.
"Because the construction trades are so busy I am optimistic regarding the future economy."
AN OPTIMISTIC face of white, One that knows my name, An optimistic face of white, Whose job is not to blame.
LESS well-off and older people in Wales tend to be more optimistic about the future post-Brexit while those who are better off and younger are more likely to be pessimistic, an opinion poll has revealed.
Global Banking News-May 25, 2016--Santander cautiously optimistic on Mexican economy