Last year, researchers from the University of Missouri published the results of a study of 327 job seekers in Personal Psychology magazine.

The goal of the study was to determine what factors increased a person’s odds of receiving a job offer. The authors determined that one of the most important assets needed to win in today’s job market was the ability to maintain a positive attitude throughout the job-hunting process.

The question the study failed to address, however, was: How do you maintain a positive attitude when everyone is telling you no?

A typical job searcher is fed daily doses of rejection and disappointment. Combine rejection and disappointment with a shrinking job pool and you create the perfect storm. Remaining positive, staying up in a down job market, is challenging.

Jim Tressel, head football coach at Ohio State University, is recognized as one of college football’s outstanding coaches. After 35 years in the profession, Tressel knows better than anyone that football is a game of ups and downs. He coaches in an environment where winning 12 games but not winning the national ufabet สมัครผ่านมือถือ title is seen as a disappointing year.

In his book, “The Winner’s Manual for the Game of Life”, Tressel stresses that the same attitude that helps a football team stay positive also will help in the game of life.

Tressel is convinced that attitude is a choice. It’s a choice we make each day. You choose a positive attitude when you express:

• Gratitude
• Humility
• Enthusiasm

Tressel and his coaching staff talk to their players about having an “attitude of gratitude.” He believes life is a lot more fun when we focus on what we have in our lives and not what we lack. Each day his players are asked to write down one thing they are grateful for, regardless of what it is. Tressel feels that being grateful helps keep things in perspective. His favorite saying is: “It’s impossible to be grateful and unhappy at the same time.”