Would You Like To Get Into *The Zone*?
Do you know what *The Zone* is? The Zone is a place where
you are in control, you are on top of the situation, you are
succeeding effortlessly. Can you remember a specific time
and place like that: at work, in sports, at home, or whenever?
Remember it fully. Step into that experience, and as you do,
take your time to appreciate the state you are now in -- seeing
and hearing the experience again, feeling the things you felt
then. Now, notice the submodalities -- the sights, sounds,
and sensations OF the experience. Make a note of them.
Now, clear your mind.
When your mind is clear, select an area in your life in which
you already experience confidence, but haven't yet felt a
sense of mastery, of the ultimate success. Select one you
can vividly see, hear, and feel.
Step into the experience and notice the submodalities -- sight,
sound, and feelings -- there.
Then step out.
Now, remember the submodalities from your mastery experience,
and the submodalities with this one. Notice which submodalities
are different between the two experiences. Do you see something
in the first that you don't see in the second? Feel something
different? Hear something different?
OK, again, clear your mind.
Go back to the situation you just recalled (the one in which
you haven't yet experienced a sense of mastery), and this
time transform it into the mastery state of mind submodalities.
Hear, see, feel what you felt with the mastery experience,
only now you're doing it with this experience.
How does this action -- putting the submodalities of your
mastery state of mind into a different situation -- change
your perception and feelings?
What has changed? In what ways? Take your time to appreciate
this newly changed state. Enjoy the clarity of mind, the feeling
of totality or wholeness, the sense of confidence.
What you have just done is change competence into mastery.
Now, select an activity you do with natural ease and skill.
Think of a particular time and place when you were doing it
and felt fantastic. Recall it as vividly as possible.
Again, clear your mind.
Now relive this experience with its submodalities transformed
into those of your mastery state of mind. Allow the entire
experience to come to a full and satisfying completion in
Think of the next time you're going to engage in this behavior.
How do you *experience* it? Isn't it great to rehearse it?
Actually, isn't it like life is just one great rehearsal,
and we just keep getting better and better?
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