Best of 2016: The Neuroscience of Flow with Steven Kotler

Flow follows focus. The state can only show up when all our attention is focused in the right here, right now. Evolution shaped what we now know of as 20, there are probably more, but we know of 20 triggers. These are things that drive attention into the present moment. People who have extremely high flow lives have built their lives around these triggers. The funny thing about them is that none are complicated and none are super sexy. They’re all really unbelievably obvious and underwhelming on a certain level. And you know all of these things because your body is hardwired for flow, it’s hardwired to move in the direction of peak performance.  – Steven Kotler

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Steven Kotler is a New York Times bestselling author, award winning journalist and the co-founder of The Flow Genome Project

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