There is a story of a baseball manager who was having a talk with his shortstop. The manager said, "The first baseman is becoming too lazy and complacent. From now on whenever the ball is hit to you, I want you to throw it as hard and fast as you can at the first baseman— this should put him back on his toes." Someone who overheard this conversation asked the manager later on in the season, "Did the aggressive playing of the shortstop help the first baseman's playing?" The manager replied, "There was nothing wrong with first baseman's playing; it was the shortstop who needed to get on the ball, which he did." Often in life when something isn't working, we tend to think it's someone else who needs improvement— but it may just be us who needs it. A young woman who had much anxiety received a prescription for tranquilizers from a doc-tor. A friend asked her, "Are you less anxious after taking the tranquilizers?" "No," said the woman, "but everyone around me is a lot calmer."