Every workplace rookie wonders how to start a new job right, and the pressure to perform has intensified in recent months, as a wider swath of companies cut their payrolls and every worker questions his or her dispensability.
This weekend, all rookies found their hero in Anthony Morrow, the Golden State Warriors player who scored 37 points in his first NBA start--the most ever for an undrafted rookie, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Morrow had some wise words after Saturday's game. From SFGate:
"You always feel it, it's just all about staying poised," he said. "You can't start getting too anxious, like, 'OK, I've got to make the next shot since I made the last one. It's just like keep playing. It's a game of errors, really. You're going to make some mistakes. It's all about staying poised and going out there and doing what you do."
It's great advice off the court. We can all become paralyzed by our anxiety. We can apply too much pressure, indulge in too many doubts, and we can really hinder success with the punishing frustration we feel when we make mistakes.
Try, instead, to just keep playing. Stay poised. Get out there and do what you know you can do.