Flow Requires Clear Goals

This continues from Part 2 of our discussion of Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s eight “characteristic dimensions of the flow experience” outlined in his book The Evolving Self. In The Evolving Self, Csikszentmihalyi is connecting the research findings he...
Flow Requires Preparation

Flow Requires Preparation

This continues from Part 1 of our discussion of Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s eight “characteristic dimensions of the flow experience” outlined in his book The Evolving Self. We talk about this a lot. But, what is Flow?  First of all, you may read about...
Difficult And Enjoyable Practice

Difficult And Enjoyable Practice

This is the third part of a series on how we demonstrate Deliberate Practice principles in our Total Immersion training. You may start with Part 1, and Part 2. In Chapter 4 “The Gold Standard” in Peak: Secrets From The New Science Of Expertise, in the...
Flow With Age

Flow With Age

It is possible I gained more of a mature athletic perspective a little early in life. I was injured at a young athletic age – first, both my rotator cuff tendons fell into severe chronic inflammation at age 16 which exiled me from the competitive pool for three...