FLOW / by Colin Bykowski

I love reading!  While reading is something that I have never found easy I have come to love a good page turner and have been growing on my personal library for many years now.  I also love audio books so if you feel you are better listener than reader please do not be ashamed to listen to audio books as they are just as if not more valuable sources of knowledge.  In the summer I came across a quite popular read that I somehow missed over the past 20 years.  The book FLOW - THE PSYCHOLOGY OF OPTIMAL EXPERIENCE by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi goes deep into the experience of FLOW or the ZONE state as we golfers have come to learn the term.  Having been lucky enough to experience this state (only a few times) in my career the book spoke to me magically.  Csikszentmihalyi goes deeply into how and why we achieve these states and teaches us some of the steps we can make to make these feelings and state more regular in our lives.  He explains that it doesn't matter if you are an artist, worker or an athlete we all can experience flow states in our lives. The chart below shows the perfect mix to reach the ZONE and I highly suggest you read the book so you too can achieve this feeling on a much more regular basis.