The Zone

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  1. hubby7 profile image65
    hubby7posted 9 years ago

    My next hub will be about the zone. I have compiled all of my ideas on paper. I just have to find the time to write it up, which will be very soon. Meantime, let me pose this question: What does "being in the zone" mean to you? And have you ever been in the zone?

  2. manlypoetryman profile image76
    manlypoetrymanposted 9 years ago

    Cool Topic...Wish I would have thought of it. I have to say...about the zone...on a big scale....that is...In my life when I could always see that when I was in a certain "zone" where things were clicking...it was always about to make a change! Maybe...most folks could agree with what I just said. In sports activities and in writing...being in a "Zone" is a great place to be. But...also as fleeting...

    1. hubby7 profile image65
      hubby7posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah, I agree that when things are clicking, you are definitely in the zone! Thanks.

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    L. Andrew Marrposted 9 years ago

    The zone is surely the peak of concentration. I was in the zone earlier and I managed to write a 67 page play in victorian English. When I'm out of the zone I am lucky if I can write a Haiku.

    1. Ladybird33 profile image66
      Ladybird33posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      That's it for me "the peak of concentration" my zone, couldn't have put it better.

    2. hubby7 profile image65
      hubby7posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, I surely agree, Andrew, that "The zone is surely the peak of concentration." That is one of the defining aspect of being in the zone. You certainly hit it on the head!

  4. tksensei profile image60
    tksenseiposted 9 years ago

    Most often used in a sporting context. An interesting phenomenon I've experienced several times.

    1. hubby7 profile image65
      hubby7posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      That is so true. However, as some of you have indicated, you can be in the zone in other endeavors--writing, fighting, etc. And that is true too.

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    sandra rinckposted 9 years ago

    the auto zone. big_smile

    1. Cls1321 profile image57
      Cls1321posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      lol

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    Ghost32posted 9 years ago

    In my rodeo days, I remember being in the zone ONCE on a saddle bronc and ONCE on a bull.  Unfortunately, the saddle bronc ride was practice only, and the bull--who was supposed to be awesome; just ride 'im and win--wasn't as impressive enough to the judges that night.

    Oh, yeah, and once in a fistfight when I was punching out my drug using, bad attitude son.

    Um, and once in a bowling alley, the only over-200 game I've ever had. (218, NOT a 300 game).

    Oh, yeah again, and fighting a wildfire once, slapping down flames with a shovel.

    OK, we're getting TMI now....big_smile

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 9 years ago

    Luckily for me when I write marketing copy the whole world disappears. It's me, the product and the market I'm trying to capture - a game I love to play. For me selling stuff is a sport.

    If I don't easily fall into that space doing something, then the task isn't likely to get done. You could say, that I'm a zone junkie.

    When I read the book Flow, I decided to design a company where I could make my living in the flow. Happily affiliate marketing had just come on the scene.

    1. hubby7 profile image65
      hubby7posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Well said. I could not have put it any better myself. You definitely know what being in the zone is.

  8. hubby7 profile image65
    hubby7posted 9 years ago

    Let me thank you all for your replies. I agree with all of you. However, I think we only covered two aspects of "being in the zone": peak of concentration and and things clicking just right. I can think of two more, which I will reveal in my article on being in the zone either tomorrow evening, of course, after I watch the golf championship or on a latter day. Meantime, see if you can come up with the other two aspects of the zone that you think I have in mind. Again, thanks to all of you!

  9. hubby7 profile image65
    hubby7posted 9 years ago

    My article on being in the zone and its four characteristics has been published as I promised. Check it out.

 
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