Fear and Flow. There’s a problem in football.
The problem is that owners want to win and they want to win yesterday. Unfortunately, not everyone gets to win. In fact, only one team does—which is, as they say, why they play the games. Finding flow. We all are capable of reaching that stateof effortless concentration and enjoyment called "flow.
" Here, the man who literally wrote the book on flow presents his most lucid account yet of how to experience this blissful state. IMAGINE THAT YOU ARE SKIING DOWN A SLOPE and your full attention is focused on the movements of your body and your full attention is focused on the movements of your body, the position of the skis, the air whistling past your face, and the snow-shrouded trees running by.
Mental State Called Flow. A number of sources, most recently ProgrammingOutsideTheCube and the RingerTape page, say that many folk find it takes time to get into a state where work flows.
Do you plan to get into flow, does it come upon you more as a kind of inspiration, or is it not necessary for you? Do you use tactics to improve your team's ability to flow? Which particular events disrupt flow the most, and how do you solve them? For me, flow requires both inspiration and expiration, if that makes sense. I need to get out into green places or seasides to drink in what's around me, and then I can breathe that vitality back into my work. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi: Creativity, fulfillment and flow.