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Zoned And Loving It!

Jan 5, 2008
Perhaps recently someone asked you "How are you doing?", and for the first time you just felt like telling them the absolute truth: "I don't really know!" The days just do not have that special zip anymore. Did you stop to wonder why? Like many people today stressful, busy world, you may be struggling with the uncertainty of your life's direction. You know when you were younger you had dreams and aspirations. Now, with the passing of time, most are just memories that lay unfulfilled in the nostalgic walk through your past.

Do you see your world as one big boring routine that never ends? Are you feeling like the balance in your life is off and getting worse? Think of how many times you have reassured yourself that today I'm going to change the way I do things! You try, but fall mercilessly short of your intended goal. Well, the truth is you are not alone! This "Ferris Wheel" existence doesn't take you anywhere and you know it. As time goes on, you realize that this isn't satisfying anymore. But what do you do about it? Well, maybe it's time to take a fresh look at your world from a different angle. Maybe it's time to get a whole life coach. Maybe it's time to get "zoned." I know, because I finally did and so can you.

According to Dr. Costas Karageorghis, lecturer in sport psychology at Brunel University, United Kingdom, "Flow State is an optimal psychological experience. It's when you're functioning on auto-pilot, when everything clicks into place and goes right." This study, performed on athletes, gives us an insight into how we can utilize the psyche to optimize performance by examining how they thought and how they felt before a major race. "It's a deeply pleasurable experience and it's something that's not very often experienced by people. Rather it's something that often represents people's peak experiences in a particular area," Doctor Karageorghis notes. Stop for a moment and recall from your own life when you just knew the decision you were about to make was the right one. You knew it had to be right because you didn't experience the usual fears, anxiety or doubt. Instead, you experienced an elation to see, without surprise, the anticipated result. The sheer confidence, positive attitude and dogged diligence drove you to see your desired goal through to fruition.Simply stated, reprogram your thinking and apply the "I-Can-Do-It Attitude" to everything you set your mind to achieve and it will be done. Sure, didn't your earlier success prove that? Clearly the successes of so many of the athletes in this study and some of the greatest human beings past and present are highlighted by defining, focusing and executing your goals. The results naturally follow. Just stating your goals will never bring it to you! It is said that "If you change the way you see things, then the things you see will change". All the choices you are making suddenly draw the right people, opportunities and events your way effortlessly. This renewed way of viewing things slowly eliminates the usual feelings of fear of failure or success, doubts and anxieties. It replaces them with this solid "Can't Fail" attitude. This incredible sense of knowing and awareness lights your path and allows you to make clearer decisions for superior performances for both personal and professional successes. So how can we create and maintain a state of being "zoned" in our own lives? How can our ordinary world become extraordinary? Maybe it begins with changing our belief system and whole life coaching to the mix. Like a jigsaw puzzle, we can allow ourselves to see the "Big Picture" first in our mind and then commit to changing it one piece at a time. These basic observations may be the start of something spectacular. Only you can decide where they may take you. Remember, you can always choose another path.Here are three helpful reflections to start your own process:

1. "Know Thyself" - A quote from Socrates that has set the standard for us to truly examine our quality of existence. Also consider "To thine own self be true," another quote from Shakespeare's play Hamlet. Both quotes provide keys for being true to yourself and building on that truth with every choice you make. Always knowing what are your strengths, weaknesses, preferences, values and purpose. Applying this knowledge to your plan of action and strategies to obtain your goals. Repeating positive steps you will take in your life that will always bring you closer to your desires. You will continue to feel empowered in your professional, social and personal life and will continue to create unlimited successes.

2. You are and always will be in control, and nothing external can be more powerful. Consciously select yourself to be the key motivator of all your actions and choices; don't expect others to be or do it for you. Remember, the world exists by design and life is what it is, but you are the one with the power to make your part in it the very best it can be. Think, act and do your part to make it so.

3. The journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step. By taking that first step with this different outlook you are ensuring a positively different outcome moving in a better direction. Change is constant and the only guarantee you have is the choice of creating such a change. Not only are your thoughts, what you say and what you do critical to your results, they are the surest way of making things happen. The quality of your life, like your home and every room in it, can be changed with seeing what each can be. Don't just yank all the furniture out, but replace it piece by piece, taking the time to gain a new and improved environment for life. Pretty soon, with simple adjustments in your behavior, it will all come together. It worked for me! Now, isn't it time you tried something new and different?
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Sandra Tate is the author of this article on whole life coach. Find more information about the same at www.tateworks.com
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