Professional sportsmen and sportswomen performing at their peak are like machines in a ‘state of flow’. Such athletes manage and move through challenges with a high degree of expertise and efficiency yet with spirit and flair. You will ‘know’ in your body and your mind when you have or are experiencing times like that. Times when everything is working … physically, mentally, emotionally, even spiritually.
When however, you know you are not at your peak, you are ‘out of a state of flow’ or are you in anti-flow, or in a state of lack, or stoppage, or want? There could be many reasons for being in a state of lack or stoppage or want. Personal relations at home can impact on your performance; children, parent or family issues; reading the media about yourself, dealing with the press; it could be an injury or other physical challenge; it could be relations at work. It may simply be that being in a state of flow for every performance is actually not what you want? Simple as that! Or is it?