As I’ve grown and matured I have noticed a recurring pattern in my life. Things move the easiest – business, family life, friendships, my goals – when I am in a state of Flow. What do I mean by “Flow”? It is a feeling of happiness in the present while having a positive expectancy for the future.
But let me break it down further. The state of Flow has been described in different ways by different people. Tony Robbins calls it “State”. Jose Silva calls it “Expectancy”. Donald Trump refers to it as “Positive Stamina”. I believe they are all referring to the same thing.
Flow is composed of two ingredients.
The first is being happy in the now. This means being happy and joyful in your present state. It’s about enjoying the journey and not the destination.
The next ingredient is vision. It’s about having a powerful, beautiful dream for who you want to be and what you want to accomplish and contribute to the world in the future.
All of us can therefore exist in 4 states of mind based on these two ingredients.
Without happiness in the present and a future vision, you’re what I call in a “Negative Spiral”. Things feel bad now and will continue to look bad in the future….Continue reading at InspireMeToday.com.
Vishen is the co-founder of MindValley, a speaker, consultant and highly-successful entrepreneur.
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