The root of pressure is fear.
The root of fear is indecision.
When we are unsure about what we want, we become unsure of what to do, and then unsure of what will happen.
When we are unsure, we anticipate failure.
We lose confidence in our ability to make decisions, and the vicious cycle continues.
A ninja does not battle pressure. He understands his fears.
Are you afraid of missing the next shot? Of not making the team? Of losing your spot in the lineup?
Or the pressure will never go away.
(Next week: How to eliminate fear)