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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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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.
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.
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.
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I am thinking positive every day that it will not be that difficult to learn English,'' said Morales, who came from the Mexican state of Chiapas 12 years ago.
We should never stop thinking positive, but must leave the outcome strictly in the hand of God, retaining with ourselves only the ability to see the positive in any outcome.
No ifs and butts Hard work with plenty of guts Thinking positive and working harder I made it.
The one thing you could try and change to improve things is your attitude, which means going in every day thinking positive.
They just have to keep working and thinking positive.