Flow and authenticity
According to Csikszentmihalyi, flow is a state of complete absorption and focus in an activity, where the person loses track of time and is fully engaged in the task at hand. This state of flow is characterized by a sense of control, effortless action, and a feeling of satisfaction.
What if we can frame flow as a response to avoid hypocrisy? Our perennial challenge is to avoid performing good deeds for the sole purpose of receiving recognition or praise from others.
If we can frame the state of flow as being fully engaged and immersed in one’s actions, flow can be a way to demonstrate authenticity, without concern for external validation or reward. In other words, we are motivated by the intrinsic value of the deed itself, rather than external factors.
Imagine if we can redesign learning platforms as an ecosystem that is conducive to flow.
Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18. Take care not to perform righteous deeds in order that people may see them.
[DAILY GOSPEL INSIGHTS AND REFLECTION FOR MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION 2023-053: FEBRUARY 22, 2023]