Found this enlightening:

Impostor syndrome is the frequent feeling of not deserving one’s success, and of being of a failure despite a sustained record of achievements. Highly successful people often experience it throughout their careers, especially when they are members of a group that is underrepresented in their profession.

[…]

As a dean at UBC and Princeton and as president at HMC, I have started each academic year by telling the first-year students about impostor syndrome, since I know many of them will have times when they wonder whether they belong and whether they are as talented as the other students around them. I also give them advice on how to cope with impostoritis: Ask for help and take it, recognize that such feelings are common and are often connected to high degrees of success, surround yourself with people who encourage you, share your feelings with others, celebrate your successes, be willing to try new approaches if your usual one isn’t working, and don’t let your fears stop you from giving your best effort.

yourmandevine:

I had a conversation this weekend with a friend who, after sharing some stuff that was on his mind, decided to undercut himself.

"These are not original thoughts," he said.

"Yeah, but you’re allowed to have unoriginal thoughts sometimes," I replied.

In that spirit:

I’m going to become a father…

A Changing View from Couch

Five and a half years ago, I took a job.

The New Jersey Nets needed a writer, and I needed something more permanent than the project position being swept up in NBA Digital’s shift toward Turner Sports.

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"This validates everything we’ve been working for."—Irina Pavlova, Onexim Sports and Entertainment USA

Commissioner David Stern announced Wednesday that NBA All-Star 2015 will come to New York City and be co-hosted by Barclays Center and Madison Square Garden. The unprecedented shared event will include the All-Star Game being played at MSG for the sixth time, while the Friday and Saturday night events – the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge, Sprint NBA All-Star Celebrity Game and State Farm All-Star Saturday Night (including the Sprite Slam Dunk) – will take place at Barclays Center.
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"This validates everything we’ve been working for."
—Irina Pavlova, Onexim Sports and Entertainment USA

Commissioner David Stern announced Wednesday that NBA All-Star 2015 will come to New York City and be co-hosted by Barclays Center and Madison Square Garden. The unprecedented shared event will include the All-Star Game being played at MSG for the sixth time, while the Friday and Saturday night events – the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge, Sprint NBA All-Star Celebrity Game and State Farm All-Star Saturday Night (including the Sprite Slam Dunk) – will take place at Barclays Center.

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"I’m sure happy that Coach Kidd got done playing. One guy can change your whole culture."
—Nets Assistant Lawrence Frank

With Jason Kidd and Lawrence Frank rejoining the Nets this season, the pair brought back an annual tradition: Player-Coach Softball at (New) Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. The players rallied several times, with Mason Plumlee notably smashing a ninth-inning home run, but were defeated, 10-9.

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This slideshow review of Andrei Kirilenko’s 2012-13 season is the sixth and final edition of a weekly series analyzing the Nets’ new acquisitions using the NBA.com/Stats database. Slides include “Season at a Glance,” “Opening Fire,” “Against the East” and “AK in April.” Notable highlights:

  • Kirilenko was at his best within eight feet of the hoop, shooting .625 (+6.0% compared to league average).
  • The first quarter was his best, producing a +5.9 Net Rating per 100 possessions (Off: 102.4; Def: 96.5).
  • AK47 dominated Eastern Conference opponents, shooting .557 against them.
  • Kirilenko finished the season strong, posting a .531 FG% and a his best single-month AST:TO ratio (2.14).

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