90. Break Out of a Slump
The only negative thing about ending a slump is that it requires you to have been in a slump in the first place. That can be a real drag. It’s basically an absence of cool, a cool cavity. The good news, however, is that for all the loss of cool you experience whilst in the depths of your slump, your cool will be returned to you tenfold as you break out of it.
You see, we are a culture that likes to get behind the underdog. We love stories of the downtrodden succeeding against all odds, overcoming scandals, finding redemption and generally rising from the ashes.
So, whether you’re the Boston Redsox, the World Economy, or a single guy trying to” pick up” at the bar, there’s nothing that feels quite as good or carries quite as much relief as breaking out of a long slump.
OLYMPIC HOCKEY SIDE NOTE:
The Canadian Men’s team squeaked by the Swiss in a shootout and then lost to the Americans on Sunday night. This constitutes a major slump. C’mon Canada, get back in there! Rub some ice on it and walk it off!
In every great sports story the good guys have to spend a little time with their backs against the wall. We really wouldn’t want this to play out any other way. Breaking this slump is going to be an awesome task, but when they do, it’s going to be all the sweeter. There’s a whole lotta’ cool on the line and all the Canadian team needs to do now is simply reach out and grab it! It was always theirs in the first place.