After rigorous training and months of practice, a sportsman is ready for the game. He knows his strengths and his weaknesses. He trusts his abilities and backs himself to perform at his best. He feels connected to his inner self and feels inspired to push himself to the best of his abilities. He knows he is in the zone.
Just like the sportsperson, each one of us is living through the challenges we face every day at home and at work. We learn from our mistakes as much as we learn from others’ mistakes. We push ourselves harder to improve our lifestyle and to be a better person. But we are never in the zone. We stop listening to our inner self. We doubt ourselves. We get sucked into the ups and downs of each day, and disconnect from our inner self. We start looking around for that trust, that faith in our abilities, to come from outside. We want others, who are going through a similar dilemma, to help us. But how can an empty glass quench our thirst?
Unless we slow down, take a step back, and look at the bigger picture, we will end up as a tiny dot. We will end up as an island, which nobody visits. Not even us. This disconnect gives rise to a lot of misery. We seek from elsewhere that which is within us. We are looking outward instead of inward. Why do we find it easier to trust others and not ourselves? Surely, we are playing the game wrong?
一位運動員經過幾個月嚴格培訓及練習，已準備就緒上賽場。他清楚自己的長處和弱點。他相信他的能力並能支持他發揮至極限。他覺得和內在自我融為一體，激勵自己達到能力的界限。他知道自己進入了「狀態 」(The Zone)。