Seeing actor Bill Murray in the stands at a Cubs game (on television, not in person, unfortunately), I was reminded of an article I read about him a while ago. In particular, I was reminded of this quotation:
The more relaxed you are, the better you are at everything: the better you are with your loved ones, the better you are with your enemies, the better you are at your job, the better you are with yourself.
Interestingly, I also have a note that he said something similar in a lecture he gave at the minor league baseball Hall of Fame:
If you can stay light, and stay loose, and stay relaxed, you can play at the very highest level—as a baseball player or a human being.
One of these days, I’m going to relax enough to figure out why these quotes are always bouncing around in the back of my mind.