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Competitive. Determined. Focused. Ambitious. Someone who doesn’t know how to give up. Someone who leaves it all on the field. These are all of the traits that come to mind when I think about what makes an athlete elite. These are traits that most coaches look for in their perspective recruits. But can having this drive and determination to always be the best actually hinder our performance and our maximum potential?