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Flow is a state of mind when one is 'in the zone' - completely focused and in peace performing some task as results and creativity flow freely and abundantly.

Flow state percentage is the fraction of any given day that one spends in the state of flow.

Superfluidity may be defined as flow state percentage of at least one half.


Mihalyi Csikszentmihalyi is the seminal thought leader on the topic. [1]


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OSE Applications

High Output Management involves using leverage such as collaborating with more people, doing things more effectively, or choosing what to do. Flow is another point of leverage - a specific item of working more effectively.

OSE proposes investing in the skill set of focusing one's mind - or not thinking - or otherwise getting into a mindset where thought flows freely. It is up to the aspirant to discover the specific conditions under which it happens, and create a personal environment in which that occurs. OSE can help by creating a workplace where flow can happen. One cannot motivate someone else - only the person can motivate themselves from within. OSE can help by creating an environment conducive to one's motivation. This is discussed in High Output Management.

The point to notice is that in a state of flow, one's productive output is extremely high, perhaps 10x, where motivation is strong from a combination of internal arousal and control of the subject matter - leading to herculean efforts and outputs. [2]

Further, there is the Autotelic Personality Type. We know that Personality Changes with Time, just as we know that Character Changes with Time - both features of Noogenesis. Thus, the case is strong for learning autotely.

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