Having an online business potentially can lead you to unlimited success through FLOW STATE principle. Concept of “flow state” has been already studied and verified by long-term studies especially in the daily life of high achievers and pick performers.
What is the “state of flow”?
The state of flow happens under very specific conditions – when we encounter a challenge that is testing for our skills, and yet our skills and capacities are such that it is just about possible to meet this challenge. Therefore, both the challenge and the skills are at high levels, stretching us almost to the limit.
If challenges exceed skills, one can become anxious. If skills exceed challenges, we usually become bored (like bright kids at school). Neither of these two cases results in flow.
Psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi in his best-selling book, Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience, describes flow as “a state in which people are so involved in an activity that nothing else seems to matter; the experience is so enjoyable that people will continue to do it even at great cost, for the sheer sake of doing it.”
Why the state of flow is important?
“The best moments in our lives are not the passive, receptive, relaxing times… The best moments usually occur if a person’s body or mind is stretched to its limits in a voluntary effort to accomplish something DIFFICULT and WORTHWHILE. Optimal experience is thus something we make happen.” Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi said.
How to enter flow state?
Csikszentmihalyi identifies and breaks down the underlying conditions that induce flow state. Regardless of the specific task in question, flow is characterized by the following factors:
- The task is initiated with focused attention and clear goals in mind.
- The task represents a healthy balance between challenge and skills.
- Immediate feedback loops are provided, along the way.
- Action and awareness begin to merge.
- Self-consciousness, distractions, and anxiety disappear.
- Sense of time becomes distorted.
- The activity becomes an end in itself.
Viktor Frankl, who survived a Nazi concentration camp, also once said: “What man actually needs is not a tensionless state but rather the striving and struggling for some goal worthy of him.” (Frankl, 1992)
I do recommend you to watch below video from Steven Kotler about flow state and how it can create peak performers. This gives you one example of how the state of flow can significantly improve your personal and professional performance on whatever you do and whatever lifestyle you have at this moment.
How an online business can potentially result in Flow state?
Online business is challenging at the beginning and you will be competing with very high performing people, you are surrounded with a lot of new skills to learn, there will be some specific information that you only can perceive only with a high number of try and fail cycles. At the same time, you need also consider time and capital investment can be significant. Oh yeah, it will scratch your mind and capabilities until limits. However, if you will stay committed to the journey and transition, it entirely changes your life to another level. Traveling all around the world, having an online business, which give you both financial and geographical freedom with a lot of time and money to enjoy the life in the way you desired, enough time to spend with your loved ones, without someone else telling you what to do and the most important you can start from zero, from scratch from where most people are. You live the lifestyle you love and you do things that you truly want.
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