No one performs at the peak of his or her ability level, all the time. You’re going to have good games and bad games. And, sometimes, the bad games can seem to persist, and you may find yourself in somewhat of a slump (conversely, sometimes the good games will persist, too, and you’ll enjoy your “hot” streak).
The root of your slump may be mechanical, physical, psychological, or emotional. In all likelihood, you may not even be aware of the cause of your slump, just the end (performance) result.
Attitude is everything. More than anything else, your approach to improving your performance — when in a slump — will be most important in determining the outcome.
You may not hit the ball every time you swing the bat, but one thing is certain: you’ll never hit it if you don’t swing. Same goes for shooting a basketball. You’ve got to shoot if you want to score.
This same principle applies to school, work, and life. “Nothing ventured, nothing gained.” – Benjamin Franklin
Have a goal and be realistic. Understand your strengths and areas for improvement. Develop an action plan that is aligned with your goal, and take small steps toward your goal, every day.
Believe in yourself, don’t get discouraged, and don’t quit. Seek help and inspiration from someone with experience and expertise in the area in which you want to improve.
Try and succeed… try and fail. Try again. Keep trying. You’ll never win if you never try.
Get STRONGER, Get FASTER!