Watch a sports team when the wheels come off their game.
They bear down, try too hard (yes, too hard) and they start repeating negative thoughts.
Ironically in sports, losing streaks often follow winning streaks because teams get cocky and winning streaks follow losing streaks because they get down on themselves and eventually get off their own backs.
The thing is to keep motivation high and expectations reasonable.
No one can avoid ups and downs in life.
The ups seem like they speed by and the downs seem like they will never end.
But they always do.
The way to handle a prolonged losing streak is to commit your mind to believing that no matter what, things will not be bad forever.
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