The “zone” is a state of supreme focus that helps people in general, but athletes in particular, to perform at their peak potential. It is when your mind fully connects with achieving a goal, such as hitting an ace, running the 100M’s for gold, or stealing a base. Attention is absorbed into the present (the here and now only). When you’re in the zone, your mind only processes the thoughts and images that help you execute your task successfully.
Entering the zone requires total commitment to your game plan and the process of succeeding. Many people have mental barriers that limit their ability to enter the zone, such as fear of failure, doubts, lack of trust, and overthinking. The documentary Sport, The Mental Issue helps people gain access to ‘the zone’