In his thought-provoking video, Steven Kotler, the author of “The Art of Impossible,” delves into the concept of flow state, a peak performance state that allows individuals to unlock their full potential. This state of “effortless effort” can be achieved by following specific principles and triggers that enable optimal performance.
The Challenge-Skills Balance
Kotler discusses the importance of the challenge-skills balance, which requires individuals to constantly stretch themselves without snapping. With 22 identified triggers, individuals can optimize their environment and mindset to consistently enter this state.
Among these triggers are:
- Complete concentration
Moreover, Kotler emphasizes the role of intrinsic motivation, which is fueled by:
These elements work together in a sequence, leading to an individual’s optimal performance.
Flow state is not only beneficial on a personal level, but it also extends to groups, leading to collective peak performance.
By incorporating these principles and triggers into our lives, we can elevate our performance and satisfaction, ultimately realizing our full potential. This video is a must-watch for anyone seeking to break free from limitations and unleash their innate capabilities.
Here’s the link to the video: How to enter ‘flow state’ on command | Steven Kotler for Big Think