How do you get out of a slump at work? asks the Harvard Business Review.
Former Atlanta Braves pitcher John Smoltz had won just two games and lost 11 in the middle of the 1991 baseball season, but after seeking help from a psychologist, he went 12-2 the rest of the season, according to the Wall Street Journal.
The problem: He had been over-analyzing every bad pitch. The solution: He watched a video of his best pitches, and then recalled those images when he got to the mound, mentally evoking the feeling of throwing well.