Thursday, August 21, 2014

FlowTastic

Back in 1998 Dr. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi wrote a compelling book titled Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience.   In the book he describes the effect of being "in the zone" we sometimes experience while doing things we love.  Even though those activities may be difficult or challenging we sometimes slip into that state of consciousness that brings us great enjoyment, unusual levels of self-actualization, a burst of creativity, the experience of exceptional performance, and/or a sense of fully satisfying involvement.  

You've probably felt that experience of being "in flow" from time to time yourself.  It's a really cool place to be.

I experienced it earlier this week in working with the professional team of Guthrie Common School District (the school I currently serve).  That collective oneness of mission, single-mindedness of purpose, synthesis of thinking/effort toward creating a world class school for our students sent me into the state of FLOW.  

Excellent!

I'll have another, please.


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