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Psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s landmark studies on optimal experience have revealed that what makes an experience truly satisfying is a state of consciousness called flow. During flow, people experience deep enjoyment, creativity, and total involvement in life. 

In this new edition of his groundbreaking classic work, Csikszentmihalyi demonstrates how you can control the flow state in your life in order to be happier and more fulfilled.

The Concept of Flow

In his book, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi introduces the concept of 'Flow', a state of complete immersion and enjoyment in what you're doing. It's when you're so engrossed in a task that you lose track of time and everything else seems to fade away. This state of flow is where true happiness lies.

Achieving Flow

Achieving this state of flow isn't just about doing things you love. It's about setting clear goals, getting immediate feedback and striking a balance between the challenge of the task and your own skill level. When you find this sweet spot, you'll find yourself in the flow.

Flow and Happiness

Csikszentmihalyi's research shows that people who experience flow regularly are happier and more satisfied with their lives. They feel a sense of accomplishment and purpose. So, if you're looking for a way to boost your happiness, try to incorporate more flow experiences into your life.

Flow in Everyday Life

You don't have to be a professional athlete or a renowned artist to experience flow. It can be found in everyday activities like cooking, gardening or even cleaning. The key is to fully engage in what you're doing, set clear goals and find joy in the process.

Transforming Work into Flow

Even work can be transformed into a flow experience. By finding ways to make your tasks more engaging and challenging, you can turn even the most mundane job into a source of joy and satisfaction. So, take a look at your work and see how you can make it more 'flow-friendly'.

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Flow provides a masterful synthesis of the key elements that lead to the optimization of human performance. It's a must-read for anyone who wants to achieve their full potential.

Tony RobbinsTony Robbins - Motivational Speaker

Flow is a groundbreaking exploration of what enables us to achieve our highest capabilities. Csikszentmihalyi's work has influenced my own research and writing on human motivation.

Daniel PinkDaniel Pink - Bestselling Author

Flow is a fascinating study of the state of mind where we experience our greatest level of concentration and engagement. It's a concept that has greatly influenced my own writing.

Malcolm GladwellMalcolm Gladwell - Journalist, Author

Flow is a transformative book. It offers valuable insights into how we can cultivate a state of mind that enhances our creativity and productivity.

Susan CainSusan Cain - Author, Speaker

Flow is a seminal work that has reshaped our understanding of human achievement. It's a book that has deeply influenced my own thinking about success and motivation.

Adam GrantAdam Grant - Organizational Psychologist
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