I think I figured out my "switch"

by Peter Marus

You know what I'm talking about. It's the moment when you go from your normal self to "it's go time" mode. That means your intensity and focus on something gets jacked up where you just are balls out until it's finished. Some people, especially fighters, have a way to control it. They are themselves until it's time to get their business-fighting, sports, business negotiations, etc.-done, they get into a zone. For a while now, I've been trying to figure out what is mine and how I can control it.

I figured my switch is like a huge circuit breaker, where I'm pretty laid back and let a lot roll off my back, but if I get pushed, the switch swings and it takes a lot to put it back to normal. I sort of felt this tonight, but the switch wasn't tripped. I was thinking just before writing this that I wish I could trip it when I needed it, not when it happens.