Performing aggressively or hard play is not about harming or injuring your competitor. It is about a mental attitude of performing within the rules of the sport with a positive and attacking manner to gain competitive advantage. In order to perform aggressively, you must respect your competitors and not let up. Be prepared to play at full intensity all the way through the competition. The key is not to get into a mindset where you start thinking about protecting your lead and avoiding making mistakes. If you concentrate too much on not making mistakes, you may lose focus on what you need to do and perform in a defensive and tentative manner. It is important to stay in the present and focus on execution rather than the results. Set yourself challenging goals and don’t let yourself become complacent.