It was the summer of 2009. My club side had romped to victory in the league.
I could not have had a more demotivating season.
In fact, I was more motivated a couple of seasons later when the same side finished dead bottom of the division and were on the opposite side of weekly drubbings.
I'm not crazy.
It's a common situation because motivation is about far more than how you do as a player or a team.
When you know this, you can make changes to stay motivated through the whole year, even when things are not going as planned.