Technique Thursday: The Flow

I came across an idea worth sharing. It’s helping me calibrate goals and tasks for life and ministry. It’s called “The Flow” and it takes into account the combination of our Skills and our Challenges.

Think of Skills and Challenges on a grid:

A growth flow happens when we are challenged at the same rate as our skills are used:

If our skills outweigh our challenge, we become bored with life or work:

And if our challenge exceeds our skills we have anxiety for our tasks:

Therefore, we should seek to enter the flow, the sweet spot between our skills and challenges.


Published by joeskillen

I'm a husband, dad of 2, Pastor at Eastminster Presbyterian Church in Wichita, KS.

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