The Zorro Circle

Focus on the small, then get bigger.

The concept of The Zorro Circle comes from The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor.

Before we can achieve anything great, we need to conquer the first, seemingly insignificant tasks and master them. Its only when we master the “smaller” things along the way that we can become better in all we do. This process is explained as “The Zorro circle”:

When Zorro first started out he had no focus and no control. He wanted to do too much, too quickly. His training began with the drawing of a single circle in the sand. Don Diego told Zorro that his entire world now existed within this circle, and he had to master what was inside of it before he could move on to the next circle. Through time and dedication, Zorro mastered circle by circle. As he learned how to command his emotions and began to understand and utilise his skills, he eventually had the ability to accomplish his goal. (His goal in this case being to take on the army. No big deal.)


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