Weighing the Risk: Be Open to the Outcome, Not Attached to It
The proper way to start a project is to expect that it will probably not turn out exactly as planned.
Embrace the unexpected. Soldier on without necessarily having a clear view of the finish line.
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"In the flow-like state, we exercise control over the contents of our consciousness rather than allowing ourselves to be passively determined by external forces."
To get into a state of flow more often, we need to be able to increase our level of control over our consciousness:
Use the WOOP strategy for achieving goals:
Everything starts with a wish. But don't transform that into fantasy.
When you fantasize, your brain thinks you’ve actually achieved your goal. So rather than ramping up, motivation dials back.
Be specific about the form your wish should take.
For example: If a "better work-life balance" is your wish, your outcome could be “No work on weekends."