Whether you are an artist, athlete, video gamer, or businessperson, you are probably familiar with the euphoric state of complete mental engagement with a task. In his groundbreaking psychological work, Mr. Csikszentmihalyi (don't worry--his name is probably the most intimidating word in the book!) breaks down this experience he calls "flow" in clear, approachable language. Readers will learn not just the psychological concepts behind flow, but also how to achieve flow in their own work. If you are looking for a scientific approach to engagement, fulfillment, and happiness, then this is the book for you! — From Jalen's Picks
THE BESTSELLING CLASSIC ON 'FLOW' – THE KEY TO UNLOCKING MEANING, CREATIVITY, PEAK PERFORMANCE, AND TRUE HAPPINESS
Legendary psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi's famous investigations of "optimal experience" have revealed that what makes an experience genuinely satisfying is a state of consciousness called flow. During flow, people typically experience deep enjoyment, creativity, and a total involvement with life. In this new edition of his groundbreaking classic work, Csikszentmihalyi ("the leading researcher into ‘flow states’" —Newsweek) demonstrates the ways this positive state can be controlled, not just left to chance. Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience teaches how, by ordering the information that enters our consciousness, we can discover true happiness, unlock our potential, and greatly improve the quality of our lives.
"Explores a happy state of mind called flow, the feeling of complete engagement in a creative or playful activity." —Time
About the Author
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi is a professor at Claremont Graduate University and former chair of the Department of Psychology at the University of Chicago. His previous books include The Evolving Self and the national bestseller Flow.
“Flow is important....The way to happiness lies not in mindless hedonism, but in mindful challenge.”
— New York Times Book Review
“Rethinks what motivates people.”
“Explore[s] a happy state of mind called flow, the feeling of complete engagement in a creative or playful activity”
— Time magazine