Second and third graders have a saying that goes something like this: "Paranoia will destroy ya!" Of course, this isn't the nicest comment to make to each other, but they are kids and to quote Art Linkletter, "Kids Say the Darnest Things!"
The reality is, however, that this childhood saying is accurate. When you start mind ...
When athletes become overly concerned with what other people (coaches, teammates, parents, spectators, media, scouts, etc) think about their performances they often engage in a process often referred to as mind reading
. During the mind reading
process the athlete makes certain assumptions about what others think about him. This ...