When everything flows
Some of the most common questions I am asked by people who seeking coaching is,“How can I find out what I’m good at?” and “How can I be sure that I will enjoy it?” Whilst these questions may seem daunting, the past is often a good predictor of the future. Often we just need reminding of the times and circumstances in our lives when we felt inspired or energised by something, and of the times when our skills just seemed to flow. Such times can provide clues to our passions and unique strengths and talents.
Professor Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, is a Hungarian psychology professor who pioneered much of the research into the times when people experience flow. In an interview with Wired magazine, Csíkszentmihályi described flow as "being completely involved in an activity for its own sake. The ego falls away. Time flies. Every action, movement, and thought follows inevitably from the previous one, like playing jazz. Your whole being is involved, and you're using your skills to the utmost."
Thank you for contributing to our survey. We await with interest your insights and wisdom about the times when you experience a state of flow.