I talk frequently here at the new RJsCorner about my deafness and autism. Many of the posts are about how I deal with all the obstacles that are a result of those two conditions. For this post I am talking about one of my superpowers that wouldn’t exist without both my deafness and my autism.
That superpower is when I am In The Zone.
When I am in the zone I can tune out the rest of the world and focus on one thing. Everything else melts away. It doesn’t matter how much noise there is around me, I don’t lose my focus. It doesn’t matter what is going on around me, that disappears.
In The Zone is a very productive place to be. I ended my corporate years in the cubicle mode. That is with four foot tall walls. I loved my cubicle.
- Others complained about hearing everything around them.
- Not me.
- Others complained that they would lose their train of thought by all the distractions.
- Not me.
My concentration was total. That allowed me to be extremely productive. They called me “The Database Wizard” during those years. I was valued and appreciated. I could spend hours totally focused on one task without interruptions. I couldn’t do that if I weren’t a deaf Aspie.