In this article, Jim Taylor, Ph.D., discusses “aggressive,” “calm,” and “clear,” mindsets.

From the article:

When I talk about mindset, I mean what is going on in your head just before you begin a competition, whether on the field, course, court, track, what-have-you. What happens in your mind during that oh-so-important period sets the stage for whether you perform to the best of your ability.
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I have found three mindsets that the best athletes appear to use most. There may be others (and please let me know if you think of any), but I find these three to be the most common.

Jim Taylor, Ph.D

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