Our third and final environmental flow trigger is Deep Embodiment. A depth that seeks excellence, resilience and perseverance. Short cutting the 10,000 hours of mastery rule by getting into flow. Diving deep we explore unchartered territory with flow as our fuel. We’ve got the flow factor.
So aligned to the task we can’t help but make our intentions visible, they have quality and evoke strong feelings. When we are in flow we deeply embody our values to good effect, representing what we stand for.
Our second environmental flow trigger is Rich Environment. A rags to riches story calling upon the environment you create to possess novelty, unpredictability and complexity.
A sparkle that catches our eye, increasing our focus. Rather than the power of now, we shift to the power of next. If the environment is novel, what will happen next? The word maybe has a tremendous impact on flow.
If the environment is rich then the volume of information is high, another factor that kicks us into flow.
Our first environmental trigger is High Consequences. When the stakes are high focus comes naturally and we know how to act. We can’t back out so instead we kick on hopefully with flow as our fuel.
What are the consequences to performing or underperforming? Set yourself a deadline, increase the pressure so that you can find flow more readily.
Share your intentions with those around you, that way accountability will increase. Elevate your game, aim higher and embrace the consequences that accompany optimal
The 4th and final Psychological flow trigger is The Challenge/Skills Ratio. Flow can be found on the fine line between boredom and anxiety. If what we are doing is too mundane then our focus drops off. This prevents attention and action from taking the stage.
If the struggle is too great then we look to exit, how can we get out? Too much fear may prevent flow. Challenge squashing the skills. The action sports hero’s who are famed for finding flow still have