Do you ever feel completely “locked in?”
I’m talking zero distractions, you’ve got some of your favorite music blasting and you’re just slamming work.
Your focus is as sharp as it ever is. Your fingers are typing at what feels like lightening speed.
Honestly you feel invincible.
Even I’ll admit given how productive a person I am, this is a rare occasion.
As fast as I can truly get work done in both a quality and quantity kind of way, being truly locked in is a feeling I only encounter once a month, tops.
Ride the wave
So what do you do when you truly feel locked in?
My suggestion is to truly ride that wave for as long as you can.
You could potentially get a week’s worth of work done in one shot.
Do NOT take these sessions for granted. Being locked in is rare and phenomenal (P.S. I’m locked in typing this and I feel like a damned Superhero).
If it’s gotta be 10 hours, do it for 10 hours straight. Trust me, it’s worth it.
You’ll feel amazing afterwards. Tired as all hell but amazing nonetheless.
How do you get locked in?
If I truly knew the full answer to this I probably would be off meditating somewhere and not even typing this.
But in all sincerity getting to a place of being truly locked in takes a few factors.
I think your mind just has to “be there.” And that’s not that easy to accomplish. And by your mind being there I mean clear. Free. An awareness of what’s truly important to you. Razor sharp. It’s just “there.” I don’t know how else to describe it.
Secondly, you need to be in an environment that’s conducive to incredible focus, whatever that environment is.
Could be an office. Could be a Starbucks. Whatever works best for you.
Lastly, I think a “motivational aid” always helps.
While it’s not totally necessary to be locked in, I think anything that’ll pump up that adrenaline is helpful.
For me it’s hardcore progressive trance music. Does it for me every single time.
I blast an hour long session of one of my favorite DJs and my pulse just rises.
Like I said, being locked in at this level is rare but if you want to get closer and closer to this feeling, reach out to me.