When we find ourselves in a slump, we need to be counter-intuitive. The natural inclination is to work harder to get out of the slump. We feel that we need to do more to figure out why we are not improving or why we may be going backwards. The solution to any slump is to focus less on ourselves and more on others. When we direct our attention to others and have a goal of making others better, we take our attention off of ourselves and allow natural growth to ultimately ensues. Make someone better today and the result will be that you will be become better too.