In 1975 Csikszentmihalyi and Bennet set out to craft a model to gain insight into that seemingly magical space of being in the zone. From professional chess players to mountain climbers, they recognized a similar theme. Person after person mentioned being able to slip into a space of total concentration, a place where focus became … Read more The Focus of the Challenge
[001 Research Review | FLOW Series: 1] In 1971, Csikszentmihalyi and Bennet proposed a conceptual model for play. The model theorized that play is fun when your skill in the game is matched with the challenge of the game. The result is that you can act without thinking, propelled from moment to moment by a sense of timelessness, intrinsic focus, and total enjoyment.