Optimising Performance (Part 3)

by Patrick Liew on September 10, 2011

Throughout my working life, I have observed many top performers. I was keenly interested to find out how they were able to achieve peak performance or experience ‘Flow.’

I discovered they have what researchers would call autotelic personality.

People with such a personality have a sense of mission and purpose for what they are doing. They are internally driven and are not affected by the situation or the environment.

In other words, they will not allow anything around them to affect their effectiveness. They are not influenced by possessions, position, power, pleasure, and prestige.

Autotelics are curious, adventurous, and risk takers. They are not worried about failures because they are driven by their calling and sense of destiny.

They are not focused on themselves but on the interests of others. As a result, they tend to be independent and persistent in fulfilling their achievements.

They set altruistic goals and they become absorbed with the process of achieving their goals. Along the way, they learned to take control of their bodies and minds so as to enjoy the experience.

Developing an autotelic personality can help me to enhance my performance and results.


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 we develop an autotelic personality?


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