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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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TNT moves on thinking positive !-- -- Olmin Leyba (The Philippine Star) - August 18, 2019 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines TNT KaTropa can see a silver lining in their runner-up finish in the PBA Commissioner's Cup, taking the positives as they move forward and face the next task.
It was things to look at in different situations to help my mental health like thinking positive and reminding myself not to dwell on whatever has happened.
Thus, people who go through negative experiences are not really thinking positive. When I ask them whether they worry and they answer yes, I point out that's where their negativity comes from-because worrying is negative thinking.
It's the kind of book you curl up with in bed and just read a chapter a night thinking positive thoughts.
INTERNATIONAL Day of the Girl is today and the Irish Girl Guides are honouring it by thinking positive.
We're looking forward and thinking positive that somebody just comes and stands up and plays a really good innings, just to get back on track." Misbah's own poor run of form hasn't helped, scoring a duck in this match and topscoring with 41 in his past 10 knocks, and he acknowledged that he needed to lead by example.
David Clarkson has warned Dundee that thinking positive isn't enough to get their season back on track – they need to back it up with points.
Ryan Davies Oh that's wonderful news, keep thinking positive Nadine Snowdon Onwards and upwards, well done Owen!
Guitar music is front and center in If I Could Fly, which features high-spirited songs about thinking positive, living a healthy life, and the joy of learning new things.
McKinney continues: "If you can break that nasty habit of thinking pessimistic thoughts and comments (even in jest) and start commenting with positive statements and thinking positive thoughts, you will increase your game, not only in archery, but in everything you do.
The CBI's first-ever digital report, Thinking Positive: The 21st Century Employment Relationship, highlights how good communication and flexibility had helped minimise private sector job losses during and after the recession.
Fox admitted she was looking forward to leaving camp, saying: "Last night I was thinking positive about seeing my family and loved ones.
But it's so important for all of us to start this new year by thinking positive and not descend into a downward spiral of doom and gloom.
But he is only thinking positive. Asked whether he had contemplated retirement after scoring just eight and 23 in the Boxing Day Test defeat in Melbourne, Hayden, who made his Test debut in 1994, responded: "I'm not sure going after you lose a series, in the middle of the series, would be the right time to go.
In fairness to the money buyers, Thinking Positive (traded at 1.03) looked to be bolting up with a furlong to run, but Atayeb really picked up inside the last 100 yards to win going away