Journal du Jour: Finding Flow

Mihály Csíkszentmihályi writes about finding Flow. Flow is that experience of losing time while doing something you love or by which you are challenged and learning something new. Csíkszentmihályi believes the more often we experience this state in our lives the happier we will be.

When we are in Flow we are our most authentic self. For me, I am in Flow when writing and that is one of the reasons I know I am meant to be a Writer. But I have also experienced Flow while drawing and balancing the checkbook!

I mentioned in my last post that I believe we are here to achieve our potential, to use our talents. Well , it is while using our talents and gifts that we are most likely to experience Flow. Therefore we are happiest when doing what we are good at and learning how to be even better. True Success has nothing to do with money.

Think back to when you were 10 or 11 years old. What did you enjoy doing the most? What activity made you lose time? Do you ever experience Flow in your life now? If not, what you are NOT doing that you could be?

Get out your journal:

I am happiest when…
I lose time while…
I love the challenge of…