Sunday, July 13, 2014
Why You Need to Devote More Attention to Your Forte Zone
Forte – a thing at which someone excels.
Zone – an area that is different from other areas in a particular way.
Have you ever heard someone say, "I'm in the zone"? Those who find "the zone" seem to be nearly flawless. I believe this is an area where your top strengths intersect with a territory most others rarely experience. It's so far out that Rod Serling might even label it the twilight zone. The truth is it doesn't have to be science fiction. Your forte zone is within you.
I found my forte zone one morning when I woke up nearly five years ago. It was an experience that changed the course of my whole life. I floundered at first. It was like wandering around in the dark. But I knew I belonged in this strange new world. I knew I was a writer even though I had no technical training or experience other than penning private love letters to my wife of twenty-four years and three hundred and sixty-three days. Sometimes I get lost in the forte zone and lose track of time and space. It's a great feeling. Anyone who spends time developing their unique talents can find their own forte zone. I believe one person who devotes his or her life to developing and sharing their unique gifts has the ability to change the world. Are you that person? Cue the Twilight Zone music. You are about to enter