Imagine a baseball player who all of a sudden begins to struggle at bat.
He’s not sure what’s going on, but his batting average just keeps dropping from strikeout after strikeout, and he feels confused. His coach notices this and says he needs to loosen up. So, the athlete tries to loosen up as he goes up to bat and finds he just gets tighter and has a growing sense of nervousness and frustration. He just doesn’t feel right when he’s up there and finds himself adjusting his stance, his grip on the bat and his helmet. He tries focusing on the release point of the ball from the pitcher’s hand, then tries clearing his mind, and tries everything he can think of, but the more he does, the less he succeeds in hitting the ball.
What might you do if you were this player?