DON'T THINK, JUST PLAY
To perform to your best you have to put yourself on automatic, trust your skills and training, and let your performance happen. Thinking too much, before and during your performances will only tend to gum up the works. Keep your focus away from your thoughts and on the game and exactly what you are doing. Thinking too much will distract you from the task at hand and slow you down in every way. Thinking about what you should do, have to do, better do, or what will happen if you don't is a big NO NO performance-wise! Keep your head in the performance. When you notice that little voice in your head chattering away, tell it, "Thanks for sharing!" and immediately bring your focus back to what you're doing. Don't think, just react! Don't think just feel! Don't think, just trust yourself!