Optimising Performance (Part 2)

by Patrick Liew on September 9, 2011

When I am given the opportunity to speak on the stage, I will enjoy myself and pour out my heart to the audience. Oftentimes, I felt that I have a divine message that is being downloaded to my heart for the audience.

I will have so much fun that I might joke with the audience, “The only way for my talk to end is when you hear a police siren. Then you see many policemen coming on to the stage. They will put me in a strait jacket and drag me out of the stage.” 🙂

There are many such experiences when I would be totally in a ‘Flow’ state.

As I reflected on these experiences, I realized that there are five building blocks for ‘Flow.’

1.       Pursuit

There must be clear focus and wholehearted commitment to achieving a task.

2.       Purpose

There must be a commitment and feeling that I am doing it for a worthwhile purpose.

3.       Passion

There must be a deep sense of love and excitement during the process of doing the task.

4.       Performance

There must be a balance between my ability and the difficulty that are involved in completing the task.

While the task is challenging, I must be confident and capable of performing it.

5.       Progress

There must be clear, constant and timely feedback so that I can improve my ability to complete the task.

Even when I make mistakes and fail, there must be a sense that I can pull myself up and persist until I achieve the desired results.

If there is a balance between these five building blocks, it can help me achieve the sweet spot of ‘Flow.’ I can optimize my productivity so as to achieve my dreams and goals.


I hope this message will find a place in your heart.

By the way, I have also recorded other reflections.

Please go to ‘Notes’ found below my profile picture.

Visit my Inspiration blog at http://liewinspiration.wordpress.com

Visit my Transformation blog at http://hsrpatrickliew.wordpress.com

Please read them and continue to teach me.

Life is FUNtastic!


Question: How can I apply these five building blocks in my life to achieve ‘Flow’ state and  success?



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