PSYCHOLOGICAL TRIGGER #4
The Challenge/Skills Ratio
Flow exists near (but not on) the midline
between boredom and anxiety. If the task is too
dull, attention disengages and action and
awareness cannot merge. If the task is too hard,
fear starts to spike, and we begin looking for
ways to extricate ourselves from the situation.
In other words, the challenge needs to be slightly
greater than the skills we bring to the table. If
you can keep yourself in this sweet spot, then
you can drive attention into the now and
maximize the amount of flow in your life.