There are many things that you ‘can’ do, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that you want to do them or that is fulfilling for you to do them. The goal is to be clear on your zone of genius and start spending more and more time there.
Gay Hendricks talks about four zones:
The Zone of Incompetence – these are the activities you’re not good at
The Zone of Competence – things you are good at but others can do them just as well
The Zone of Excellence – activities you do extremely well and can make a good living at
The Zone of Genius - the set of activities you are uniquely suited to do. They draw upon your special gifts and strengths
When you’re doing something that you’re so passionate about and so engaged with that time passes without you being aware of it, that’s your Zone of Genius.
How can you spend more time in your Zone of Genius?