Carmelo Anthony took an uncontested shot from five feet away from the basket in the first quarter of last night’s game between the New York Knicks and the Washington Wizards. Anthony, usually a reliable offensive player, shot an air ball. He was obviously embarrassed by the miss from point blank range, and he smiled sheepishly as he retreated to the other end of the court.
However, Anthony didn’t let that temporary setback get him down. He kept firing away, and started making shots at a spectacular rate. He scored 25 points in the second quarter alone, setting a franchise record for points scored in a single quarter.
The lesson here is that we shouldn’t let a bad miss get us down. Sometimes our mistakes are embarrassing, and they are obvious to many people. Just keep firing away, and good things will start to happen.
“Sow your seed in the morning, and at evening let your hands not be idle, for you do not know which will succeed, whether this or that, or whether both will do equally well.”—Ecclesiastes 11:6.