Essential habits of positive people.
Rather than being stuck in their limitations, positive people are energized by their possibilities.
Optimistic people focus on what they can do, not what they can’t do.
They are not fooled to think that there is a perfect solution to every problem, and are confident that there are many solutions and possibilities.
They are not afraid to attempt new solutions to old problems, rather than spin their wheels expecting things to be different this time.
They refuse to be like Charlie Brown expecting that this time Lucy will not pull the football from him!
Rather than （要）…而不…，与其…倒不如…； instead of sb/sth 而不是；
Circumstances dictated that they played a defensive rather than attacking game.
The effect is soft and pretty rather than drop-dead sexy.
Really it's a workmanlike conference rather than a dramatic one.