Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience

by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

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The results of a survey given to the most successful athletes showed that the peak of happiness was not reached when they achieved their goals, but instead when they were in the process of achieving them. In other words, we are most happy when we are fully immersed in an activity that leads to a very important and meaningful goal. The process gives us more happiness than the result itself. 

This discovery changed a lot in the theory of happiness. Happiness is not about money or about achieving goals. Instead, it’s about the process that leads to these things.

Wisdom from this book will teach you the proper mindset and how to design your life to feel ultimate happiness.

About the Author

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi is a Hungarian psychology professor, who emigrated to the United States at the age of 22. He recognized and named the psychological concept of flow, a highly focused mental state. He is the Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Management at Claremont Graduate University and the former head of the Psychology Department at the University of Chicago and the Sociology and Anthropology Department at Lake Forest College.