The opposite of anxiety in the moment is poise. Teams that have poise are able to focus their attention on the most important things in the most important moment. Poise replaces the panic of the unknown and acts in a way that limits the subjectivity of a perceived catastrophe and allows a team to respond appropriately to circumstances that may not have been planned for. Some teams snatch victory out of the jaws of defeat simply because they have poise when the other team doesn’t. This is not limited to sports teams; poise is the appropriate response regardless of circumstances.

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  1. The only time I can remember that Jesus came close to being anxious was when He asked The Father “if it be possible to remove the cup of suffering”, yet He still had complete poise.

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