Remain In The Zone
What’s on my mind as I write today’s blog? The emotional toil we’ve all gone through this past year. And how to stay “in the zone” despite the circumstances happening around us.
My youngest son, while playing traveling baseball, was known as “iceman.” Regardless of a great play or a lousy play, he controlled his emotions and focused on his next best action to win the game. He “remained in the zone.”
Well, I thought that this time is like that time: 12 months of Covid-19, riots, snowzilla, and no inventory to place your buyers in. It has been trying. Yet, you are the leader. You are the one in charge of your response.
A systematic approach to managing the emotional highs and lows that come with high performance and competition can positively impact your results and well-being.
I learned this formula in the military:
- Accept positive emotions and acknowledge negative ones
- Rehearse and prepare for unanticipated situations
- Make logical and accurate situational assessments
- Find the optimal zone
- Remain in the optimal zone
- Seek and find solutions
- Rinse, lather and repeat
iceman or icewoman can be your superpower. It’s our choice to “stay in the optimal zone.”