If you’ve ever experienced the sweaty palms, racing thoughts, and butterflies doing laps in your belly, you know that anxiety can be the worst. We’ve all been there and the symptoms are unsettling, but it turns out, there is an upside to the emotion, especially in the workplace.
A study published in ScienceDirect finds that workers who are constantly worried about letting other people down feel like they have to prove their worth more than their relaxed colleagues. And that makes them more likely to perform better on the job.
The highly anxious types work harder because they feel like they have to and it ends up helping them excel at the job. So next time you have to make a big presentation at work, remember those nerves could actually work to your advantage.
Source: Women's Health