“Every morning in Africa a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning a lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest gazelle or it will starve to death. It doesn’t matter whether you are a lion or a gazelle—when the sun comes up, you’d better be running." -- Unknown
What gets you up in the morning? What makes you jump out of bed? What makes you eager to get to the office, to start constructing a building, to lead a meeting, to teach a class, to sell a product, to perform a service, to bring joy to others?
Whatever your answer, I hope it has you running as fast as you can. I hope it lights your fire, fuels your energy, and propels you into your zone of greatness -- the place where your passion meets your unique talents. It's the intersection where the activities you love to do meet the activities you do very well.
We've all experienced this place. It has many names: the zone, the element, the flow, to name a few. Regardless of its label, it's a place where we're fulfilled, where we become all we're capable of becoming, where we self-actualize, where we're the happiest.
It's the place we willingly run to—as quickly as we can.
It's the place we willingly run to—as often as we can.
It's the place we willingly run to—to be our best.
It's the place we willingly run to—to be our true self.
Are you running as fast as you can toward your happiness?