“Flow, also known as the ‘zone’, is the mental state of operation in which a person performing an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment in the process of the activity” (source: Wikipedia).

This is something never far from my mind. Each time I sit down to work or write something I intend to “get into the flow”. When I go out on my mountain bike I seek “the flow”. I went skiing with three of my children and found “the flow”.

Different Activities Fueled By Passion

Passion exists already at the start of each of those activities and participation increases passion. That leads to a state of being unstoppable; in the flow. It is a beautiful feeling and the more I find it, the more it becomes positively addictive.

Up & Up

Consider these lyrics written by Coldplay:

“We’re gonna get it, get it together right now
Gonna get it, get it together somehow
Gonna get it, get it together and flower
We’re gonna get it, get it together I know
Gonna get it, get it together and flow
Gonna get it, get it together and go
Up and up and up”

This song is positively uplifting and if you watch and listen to the version recorded at a Coldplay concert in Sao Paulo, Brazil, you too may experience remarkable uplifting feelings. Motivation goes Up & Up.

Another Form of Visualization

There are no surprises that music can affect your mood and vibration, so it’s logical that it can also affect how and when something manifests. If your dominant frequency is positively aligned with your desire, you can manifest anything.

Get it Together and Flow

Two days skiing recently brought exceptional flow. But, how?

I’m passionate about skiing so that’s a positive start, equally I’m passionate about the mountain environment. I’m a great skier too but, wait! Am I getting ahead of myself blowing my own trumpet? No, not really.

I wasn’t always a great skier, it took time, effort, bruises and a lot of work. I made plenty of errors and needed to correct some bad habits, but I got there. It started with passion because the first time I put on a set of skis I knew I was in the right place. Passion directed me to the flow. I’m excited now as I write this.

A Recent Ski Trip

Toward the end of the day, I skied down that final slope on the right (photo taken after the pistes closed for the day). An hour earlier it was crowded with skiers of all levels, some great some still learning to be great.

My skis were locked in the parallel position despite the bumps and to avoid the crowds I skied the very edge of the piste that most people avoid because there is a very steep drop-off into potential oblivion. No, I wasn’t taking unnecessary risks as I made big S’s down the right of the piste as you look at the picture. A third of the way down I noticed a ski school group stood with their instructor and heard him call, “superb” before hearing him tell his group to, “watch him”! I knew I was in the flow and he kindly confirmed it.

I made it to the Pla Del Mir ski station with just enough time to get back up the mountain to the highest point at Roc d’Aude (2325 M) to do it again via a series of challenging routes, ending the day on the center of the three slopes in the picture. It’s OK that the day ended because I will be going back for more.

The Flow of Life

Is it so different to skiing down a mountain? I love what I do and that generates passion. Getting to where I am today has taken time, effort, a few backward steps and a lot of work. I have made plenty of errors and corrected some unhealthy habits; I am firmly on a positive journey to more success. I find success every day and take passionate action to achieve more.

There are days when the flow is sluggish and when that happens, I turn to my personal resources because I know that these are the places where I can tune up the flow. I visualize my success, I have it already, success is a state of being and staying in the flow makes it unavoidable.

Belief, Action and Passion are the Driving Force


There are many ways to effectively explore getting into “the flow”. We need a box of tools to challenge the boundaries and move forward toward realizing success.

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I bow to the place in you that is love, light, and joy

Peace & Light

Steve Costello is a British Community & Youth Studies and Psychology honors graduate with over 30-years theoretical and practical experience in the Personal Development public and private sectors. He founded ExGro in 2018 with business partner, friend and clinical psychologist, Leo Faerberg.

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