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think positive

To focus on optimistic, upbeat thoughts. Oh, think positive—there's no reason to believe you won't get the job.
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(I've) seen better.

a noncommittal and not very positive judgment about something or someone. Alice: How did you like the movie? John: I've seen better. Bill: What do you think about this weather? Bob: Seen better.
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think positive

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]
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proof ˈpositive

definite or convincing proof: It’s proof positive of her belief in the company that she’s investing her own money in it.
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think ˈpositive

think in a confident way about what you can do: If you don’t think positive, you won’t win. ▶ ˌpositive ˈthinking noun: He believes in the power of positive thinking.
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For the third consecutive year, Positively Aware and TPAN are working in partnership with Let's Stop HIV Together, an HIV awareness and anti-stigma effort of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in an effort to extend A Day with HIV and empower even more people on social media to take action, get involved, and imagine A Day with HIV.
Certainly, validation and multi-unit ownership are strong indicators that positively memorable experiences exist within your franchise system.
During the day's activities at the Battle of the Boxes, participants will also have an opportunity to get their photos taken in the Positively Primal tent with a giant dinosaur at Positively Primal's table and can enter to win a high-tech exercise monitoring device called the FitBit[R].
Canada, England, Japan and France are also viewed positively.
It is a product whereby the principal ingredient, positively charged water-soluble polymer, imparts an invisible filter-like screen of positively charged ions to effectively block airborne viruses from entering the nasal passages.
Bipolar disorder participants made more risky choices for increased gains in response to the positively framed dilemmas and took a longer time to decide in favor of risk-averse choices.
Shaun Thomson, an 18-year-old business-management major at the University of Arizona, said Kropf's Positively Waiting presentation changed his outlook.
the extent to which they find a task interesting, important, and/or valuable) relates positively to their use of SRL strategies.
Increasing age, being male and the perception of having experienced puberty early also were positively associated with the number of precoital sexual activities among blacks.
One building at a time," West End strives to positively influence Roebling by bringing market-rate housing to this unique bedroom community.
The researchers point out that foreign direct investment is positively correlated with the number of International Labor Organization conventions ratified, and that multinational investment "is positively correlated with the right to establish free unions, the right to strike, the right to collective bargaining, and the protection of union members.
The ICO is addressing these outdated beliefs with the launch of the Positively Coffee Web site www.
Gero Decher, now at the Louis Pasteur University and the Charles Sadron Institute in Strasbourg, France, reported making multilayered films using positively and negatively charged polymers, called polyelectrolytes.
Kamel and colleagues found that the variant allele (ALAD 2) of the polymorphism denoted as ALAD K59N was positively associated with an approximate twofold increase in risk of ALS after adjustment for age, sex, region, education, and physical activity.
The PEMs coatings are alternating positively and negatively charged polymer layers that are held in place by electrostat ic interactions.