THE STATE OF FLOW AND MOTIVATION
The state of Flow, according to Mihály Csíkszentmihályi, is the ability to focus our psychic energy and attention on the performance of tasks of our choice in which each moment is enjoyed, moving us to a state of high well-being, which we could define as happiness, fulfillment or excellence.
Also, it carries high emotional energy combined with high levels of task-focused skills. It supposes a positive reinforcement of human development that feeds itself as we carry out plans and tasks.
By the way of example: the same level of satisfaction an artist can achieve painting a creation work of art as a painter planning and painting a house; it is possible to reach that Flow state in both cases and be highly satisfactory.
From the experiential point of view, when we reach the Flow state, the task is not bland, trivial or boring, because the reward comes from the same act of performing this task. We could say that we immerse ourselves in a personal autoteli (...) Read more? Sign up for free