Three Steps to Flow
Updated: Jan 14, 2022
STEP 1: GET READY
“Before everything else, getting ready is the secret of success." Henry Ford
Think of a very large goal that you have right now, and imagine yourself the moment you accomplish it. For the next 30 seconds, play that scene in your head with as much detail as your mind can create. Experience the moment that you cross that finish line, hold that trophy, or nail that presentation. For 30 focused seconds, live that moment. Ready.Set.Go! Our ability to use words and mental imagery in this way is a uniquely human trait and science has shown that it can enhance our performance. When we visualize ourselves performing an act, our brain experiences the act as if our body did it. Remember the old saying, 'practice makes perfect'? Visualization is perfect practice, and according to pioneering rock climber and former Army Ranger, Arno Ilgner, holding that imagery in our minds has profound effects.
“When we hold both our current reality and the end result in our awareness, a structural tension is created. Now, when we take action, our energy flows along the path of least resistance through that structure to close the gap.”