Everyone has been there. That day where everything you did was spot on. You were focused. You were eloquent. You got everything done you needed to get done and more. You were downright awesome!
Athletes refer to it as ‘being in the zone’. It’s almost like an out of body experience. You’re crushing it, but it doesn’t even seem like you have to try. I recently experienced a day like this at the gym. I hit an all time high weight on the clean and jerk, an Olympic weightlifting standard that I have struggled with in the past. I did not accomplish it just once, but 3 times, increasing my max by 40 pounds! I have no clue how it happened, but the movement felt good that day. It clicked. I can’t tell you how it happened in the gym, but I can tell you how I make every day I work similar to one of those days.
I discovered this method of getting in the zone a few years ago. I woke up one morning at 4:45 am, but didn’t have to be up for another 45 minutes. It was one of those times where I knew I wasn’t going to be able to get back to sleep, but I didn’t want to get out of bed just yet either. So, I started thinking about my day and how I could make it awesome. This practice has evolved and I now have 3 simple steps I carry out each day before I even get out of bed.