Flow is important.
It provides vital information about what you should be spending your time on.
I’m referring to a “state of flow”, a state we slip into when we are doing an activity we love, a state of total immersion. Time ceases, ideas come effortlessly.
I experience a state of flow when I write and when I paint.
I’ve been a serial hobby-trier in the past, and I don’t think I’ll ever completely shake that tendency, but I used my state of flow as a compass to choose what I should be focusing on.
For example, I’ve done a lot of jewelry making in the past and have considered trying to make a living from it, but… I don’t really get into a state of flow when I make jewelry. I enjoy it, it’s fun, but – no flow.
If I don’t go into a state of flow during an activity, that’s a sure sign I’m going to get bored with it pretty quickly.
Find your flow, find your passion.