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Positive Thinking - Focusing on the things we CAN control Staying positive is the best way to control how you will be playing in the future. Positive thinking can play a huge part in the consistency of your play and even directly in your stats.
Why do you think someone in a slump stays there for so long? It's because they are lacking positive thoughts. Most of the time when you are in a slump you're thinking "oh god, please just let me get a hit here" or "oh god, please just let me get out of this inning", both negative thoughts. If a player were to switch these thoughts to positive ones such as "you can do it" or "you have prepared yourself for this", then the chances of you getting out of that slump quicker are much better.
Sometimes there are things we can't control however. Things such as wheter or not we are being played, the score, if you made the team or not. You cannot control any of these things, so thinking about them would not be a positive action. Instead a player should focus on what he can control and prepare himself accordingly with a positive attitude and positive thinking. Preparation is one thing we can control, so prepare yourself with a positive mind to succeed, and you will! Think positive and focus ONLY on what you CAN control.