And ideas, tactics and threats are also as easy to find for me as a snowball is …..in Texas…..in August.
There are several ideas on why slumps happen. Race horses go thru this. They will run at peak speed for three to five races in a row and then slump. They still need to be ‘raced’ in order to stay in shape, but they are not pushed to win or the owner will risk injury to the horse.
Baseball, softball, pool, poker players, golfers, bowlers and even fishermen go thru slumps. And with a season like chess has (never ends unless you decide there is an end), slumps are bound to crop up.
How is your overall health?
As you see, we are moving out of simple slump territory and into “I’m no longer working hard enough territory.
If you are in a slump of any kind, take a time out and think about where you are at mentally, physically and personally. Many times there is a reason you are not performing well, rather than it being an actual slump.
All but one are easy to fix...starting now.