Mindset, meditation, peak performance. The most overused and misapplied concepts in the mental skills world. Consider the following concepts from The Path of No Resistance author Garret Kramer: Your experience does not create state of mind. State of mind creates your experience. Attempting to fix a predicament and feeling worse? That's because you're trying to fix something that once your mind settles wont exist. You're under no obligation to treat the thoughts that pop into your head as true. If performance results ( stats, awards,) matter to you more than the overall experience of being alive- both will suffer. There's no connection between performance excellence and positive thinking.