Life is like a game. But the game of life is not like a video game in which you are pitted against an enemy in a death match where winner takes all. Rather, the game of life is more like a quest to destiny and purpose. E-Zone was designed to empower you with the traits and characteristics you need to step into yours. As you embark on this journey to the E-Zone you will have the opportunity to discover who you are and determine the path you will take to get to your desired end.
This section will help you define what the future holds for you. You will discover the things that make you happy and master the tools you need to shape your world and your future. The tools that are needed for your journey are developmental assets. As we go through life, we progress through different developmental stages where we acquire skills and traits that help us become more well-rounded individual able to function in society. These developmental assets, as they are defined by the Search Institute, are the building blocks young people need to grow and become caring, competent, responsible, successful adults.
As you go through each chapter of this section, you will acquire levels of development that will prepare you for the next stage of learning. The levels include Identity Quest; Conflict Resolution; Vision; Earning Your Way; Love and Relationships; Leadership. Each level features activities to help you define and strengthen your purpose. In life, diligence is rewarded with success, and anytime you complete a level in the E-Zone, you will get a reward. In the E-Zone, we want to teach you to be finishers, not quitters.
By the time you reach the E-Zone you will be fully equipped with the developmental assets, knowledge, and information needed to begin to negotiate your life and bring your dreams into fruition. There is no finish line in the E-Zone, only a fair start. When you don’t have the right tools, the possibilities for who you can become and what you can achieve are restricted. The E-Zone will help you learn that only you can determine the kind of life you will have. The ball is in your court. You get to decide how you will play the game of life and whether the choices you make today will bring you closer or push you farther away from your end goal.
See you at the starting line.