We've reached the end of our flow series! So, here's a reminder of everything we learned so far.
I hope it helps you find new heights of joy and excellence in your practice! 💚
- That brilliant feeling of being “in the zone"
- A peak experience (when we feel and perform at our best)
- Total focus and absorption in the task at hand
- A state of consciousness where the sense of time and self disappears
Flow is useful because:
- “It shortens the path to mastery” — Steven Kotler
- It’s associated with a meaningful, happy life (according to psychologist Mihaly Csiksentmihaly)
- It can raise productivity by 500%, and creativity by 700% (according to McKinsey)
- People who achieve the once-thought impossible always bring the conversation back to flow
Triggers for Flow:
- More focus, fewer distractions
- High motivation
- Clear micro-goals
- Visualisation (or any kind of in-depth learning & preparation)
- The right challenge (about 4% beyond our current level of mastered skill)
- Excitement within a state of risk (whether physical, emotional or social risk)
- Group connection (collaborating in co-operative tribes towards shared goals)
- Complex, novel, rich environments (a jungle's better than 4 blank walls!)
- Deep embodiment (using all your senses in the present)
The Power of Flow in 2020:
- This pandemic is a high risk, high challenge time: Flow is our pathway to thrive under duress!
- Jobs evaporate with AI on the rise: Flow is our fast-track path to re-skill and reinvent ourselves!
- Climate change demands feats of action that feel impossible sometimes (and “impossible” is what flow accomplishes best!)
Hope you enjoyed our flow series! 😊 I learned so much from writing about this. And I’m curious: What's your main takeaway from the topic? Is there anything you're gonna implement in your life? Tell me all about it in the comments below!
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