think positive


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think positive

To be optimistic, especially about a particular situation. Oh, think positive—there's no reason to believe you won't get the job.
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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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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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think positive

Concentrate on the bright side, on what is constructive and good; ignore the negative aspect. This exhortation comes from Norman Vincent Peale’s inspirational best-seller, The Power of Positive Thinking (1953). Although the idea had been developed by numerous psychologists of the early twentieth century, the term itself became current after the publication of Dr. Peale’s book.
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I'll never forget the day my anxious child explained to me that my "think positive" statements were hurting her - she felt like she wasn't allowed to feel anything other than happy.
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Think positive and always feel like you are moving forward in life, this will create energy and more of a buzz about yourself.
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We will always think positive and that is why I know we will find solution to the political crisis, stressed President of the Republic of Macedonia, Gjorge Ivanov in an interview for Telma TV commenting on the current political crisis and the negotiations between the political leaders.
Leaders have inspirational skills not manipulational skills, should think positive and communicate positivism, he added.