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Flow

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

5 mins

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Flow explains why we seek happiness in external elements and why we should aim to find enjoyment within ourselves first in order to create our own meaning in life.

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Flow

Flow

by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Overview

Published in 1990, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi's Flow digs into 'the state of effortless work,' where challenges and skills align perfectly and time seems to fly. In order to reach it, one needs to let go of the need to control outcomes and embrace the unique flow of life. To embrace flow state in your work, look for the balance between the things you enjoy and the things you excel at – it won't feel like working but rather like floating on air, spilling out the knowledge you've acquired over the years. Are you ready to step into your fullest potential and create an existence of mindfulness?

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A joyful life is an individual creation that cannot be copied from a recipe.

- Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

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