Once your blood has that particular thing in it, it becomes very difficult to stop it. It takes a minute or two to get in the zone. It takes going against the grain, climbing uphill, consistent sacrifice, realizing you are in the sowing stage (reaping with come), and patience. Then you cross over into a new threshold. You start to feel your goals coming into fruition, you see some results, your blood begins to capture the realization “it can work!” It might be a business zone, it might be a fat loss zone, it might be a financial zone, it might be a family structure zone; whatever the zone… stay in the zone! You have worked too hard to go in reverse.
That phrase may be Auto Zone’s slogan, but what is your life slogan? What do people sense when you are around? What language are you speaking (esp when you are not saying anything)? The longer you stay in your zone(s) the more positive impact you will have. For some it seems easy to get in certain zones. There are many people I admire in this building and am working toward getting in a zone like them. And I think a good reminder is that the best influence is servant leadership and a humble confidence. The gifts we have been given are not for our prestige, they are to be used for the empowerment of others.
In the fitness training world, we talk about zone training. Heart rate zone training is one example. There are 4-5 zones your heart rate can go to depending on your goals. So as you travel to deeper zones take someone with you! Show others how you got there. And stay teachable. If you are green you are growing, you begin to rot when you are ripe.
“Your preparation determines your destination.”