Let’s start by learning how to pronounce his name. According to , author of (see Notes), it’s “mee-high” “cheeks-SENT-me-high.”
Schew. Now that we’ve got that out of the way, time to get to work! :)
Csikszentmihalyi andare kinda the Godfathers of the Positive Psychology movement. Did you know that, in the 20th century, for every one hundred articles written on “negative” stuff like depression, schizophrenia, etc, there was only ONE article written on the “positive” stuff like gratitude, goal setting, etc.? Yepperz. It’s awesome to see those stats changing with more and more brilliant psychologists studying the science behind living a wonderful life and we have Csikszentmihalyi and Seligman to thank for playing such significant roles.
It’s an *incredible* book that powerfully articulates the science behind how to control our consciousness to more consistently get ourselves into the optimal state of experience known as flow, and, as a result, enjoy our lives more.
The book is packed with Big Ideas and I’m excited to share some of my favorites. If you’re feelin’ it and like going deep into Positive Psychology, it’s definitely worth reading cover to cover.
For now? Let’s get our flow on. :)