The Flow Model


What makes you happy? The Dalai Lama came to the unsurprising conclusion that what people want above all is to be happy. The concept of Flow was coined by Mihaly Csikszentminhayli back in the 60's after interviewing thousands of people about what made them happy. His research found there were 5 common things when people were happiest.


Csikszentminhayli discovered that people who are "in flow" not only feel a profound sense of satisfaction; they also lose track of time. His work has been foundational to many of today's high performance-focused "thought leaders".ople about what made them happy. His research found there were 5 common things when people were happiest.

  1. Intensely focused on an activity

  2. Of our own choossing

  3. Neither under challenging or over chanllenging

  4. A clear objective that recieves

  5. Immediate feeback

Csikszentminhayli discovered that people who are "in flow" not only feel a profound sense of satisfaction, they also lose track of time. His work has been foundational to many of today's high performance focused "thought leaders".


Csikszentminhayli discovered that people who are "in flow" not only feel a profound sense of satisfaction; they also lose track of time. His work has been foundational to many of today's high performance focused "thought leaders".ople about what made them happy. His research found there were 5 common things when people were happiest.


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[the signal from the noise]