Falling behind on tasks can create an overwhelming amount of anxiety that doesn’t help us rally to overcome the situation we find ourselves in. The best comebacks in sports history happen when someone decides that they won’t quit, panic, or lose control. All of those emotions make it much more difficult to see the way out of an overwhelming situation. Panic spreads like wildfire and our sense of overwhelm can spread to our teammates if we are not careful. On the other hand, our sense of calm in the face of overwhelming odds can place us in a leadership position and can help a team see how a rally could be possible. We all have a choice in how we influence our teams when they need us most.