Mihaly Czikszentmihalyi grew up in Europe and was a child of ten when world war II ended. His experience caused him to grapple with the question of what makes people happy. He had witnessed a whole generation whose life, work, homes and security were destroyed by war. He wanted to understand what made life worth living.
In this unassuming video, he talks about his life work which has become about understanding and measuring when people are in flow. In sport we might call this ‘The Zone’ or ‘The Field’ and it applies as much to business as it does on the sports field.
You may know it as that experience when times seems to fly by, you have more energy upon completion of what you are doing that when you started and you feel an absence of self consciousness. It is the perfect space for performing at your best.
Mihaly explains why money cannot make us happy and shows us the ingredients for getting into flow or into the zone.