Unlocking Your Potential: The Power of Mindset, Mindflow, and Mindstate
The journey of personal growth, self-improvement & self-mastery is a continuous process, and understanding the power of mindset, mindflow, and mindstate can significantly impact your overall well-being and success.
I have explored these subjects over many years, and this is a brief explanation of my thoughts on these key concepts.
When you understand & embrace these principles, you can start to truly unlock your true potential and transform your life, business & income.
Change your thinking and change your life; remember you are your own Gold
I look at and compare:
- Mindset to a block of concrete
- Mindflow to a river
- Mindstate to a storage unit
The River as Mindflow
Mindflow, as a mental state, can be compared to the river flowing. Like a river, mindflow is a dynamic, continuous, and harmonious process where various elements combine to create a smooth and seamless flow. When we have flow, the magic happens.
Remember: ‘Nothing sits in isolation; everything is connected’
As an analogy, let me explain my thoughts a little more, which follow on from last week’s Mindset section
Balance and Harmony:
Just as a river maintains a delicate balance between its various forces, such as water volume, gravity, and the contours of the land, mindflow is achieved when there is a perfect balance between the challenge of an activity and the skills possessed by the individual. This harmony results in an effortless, uninterrupted flow of thoughts and actions. Magic happens, and it feels like pixie dust has been sprinkled over us.
A river constantly adapts to its surroundings as it travels downstream, navigating through obstacles, bends, and changes in the terrain. Similarly, mindflow represents a state of adaptability where you are fully immersed in an activity, reacting to challenges and changes in real time while maintaining focus and engagement. What an absolute joy it is when this occurs.
Energy and momentum:
The flow of a river carries with it a certain energy and momentum, propelling it forward with a sense of purpose and direction. In mindflow, individuals experience a surge of energy and motivation as they become completely absorbed in the task at hand. This momentum helps maintain focus, productivity, and creativity and is when the result occurs as though it is from another source!
When observing a flowing river, it’s easy to lose track of time as the water continuously moves in a mesmerising and rhythmic pattern. In a state of mindflow, you will often feel a similar experience of timelessness, where hours seem to pass in mere moments due to their intense focus and enjoyment of the activity. It feels like 5 minutes, and in reality, it has been hours.
A river’s flow is a natural process driven by the forces of nature and the laws of physics. Mindflow, too, feels like a natural progression when the right conditions are met, allowing an individual to fully engage with an activity in a way that feels effortless and intrinsically rewarding with extrinsic results.
The analogy of a river flowing can be a powerful representation of the concept of mindflow. It brings together harmony, adaptability, energy, timelessness, and natural progression that characterise the mental state of flow while emphasising the beauty and importance of finding activities that allow you to achieve this optimal performance and enjoyment.
How do you know when you are in flow, and what are you doing when you are?
Remember you are your own gold
part 3 Mindstate next week