My initial journey into Positive Psychology and strengths-based change management began with Mihaly Csikszentmiahalyi’s work Flow: The Psychology Of Optimal Experience.
He was a small child during WW11 and had first hand experience witnessing despair and a lack of resilience in the adults around him, from that dark place he was inspired to help us all find the way into a state of Flow and optimal experience, in a state of flow we are in a state that allows us to experience maximum innovation, maximum creativity and effortless maximum productivity.
Flow is not necessarily a fully relaxed state, it requires a balance between comfort with the base level of skills required, combined with a higher than average level of complexity, a degree of difficulty but not too much.
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi asks, “What makes a life worth living?”
In this TedTalk Mihaly Csikszentmiahalyi’s takes us through about his life experiences that led him to study happiness and resilience … in-joy!
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