johann on flow

actually.. to me.. johann hari on not flow (or what’s keeping us from legit flow)


How can you get in “the zone” and be completely focused?  “Stolen Focus” author Johann Hari explains the flow state and how to achieve it. @johannhari101  @hari

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links to 2 min video clip.. where johann tells of 3 things to do to get to flow..

flow state is the most precious and deepest.. but also the easiest form of attention..

to me.. esp the first.. is one of the reasons we haven’t yet gotten to flow


1\ have to choose one goal with significant time to do it.. if choose 2 or 3.. you’ll never get into flow.. t

perhaps a roadblock itself.. thinking we have to choose and stick with something

year 3 of lab.. even if picked own curriculum/goal.. compromised.. the it is me.. find the bravery to change your mind.. et al

huge roadblock to  the energy of 8b alive people

imagine if we listened to the itch-in-8b-souls 1st thing everyday & used that data to connect us (tech as it could be.. ai as augmenting interconnectedness)

need 1st/most: means to undo our hierarchical listening to self/others/nature ie: tech as it could be

2\ have to choose goal meaningful to you

even thinking you have to choose a goal.. is a cancerous distraction

3\ choose something at edge of abilities but not beyond it

again.. thinking too much about it.. need instead.. to listen for the itch-in-your-soul.. 1st thing.. everyday

if do those 3 things you max your chances of getting this kind of deep/gusher of attention that exists in all of us

actually you max chances you’ll be faking it sooner or later.. and so.. you’ll keep yourself from ever truly getting there


mihaly csikszentmihalyi et al



1\ undisturbed ecosystem (common\ing) can happen

2\ if we create a way to ground the chaos of 8b legit free people