Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

A Quote by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi on standards, opinion, feedback, objective, and expert

Some individuals have developed such strong internal standards that they no longer need the opinion of others to judge whether they have performed a task well or not. The ability to give objective feedback to oneself is in fact the mark of the expert.

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Source: Good Business : Leadership, Flow, and the Making of Meaning, Pages: 43

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A Quote by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi on profit, business, purpose, service, excellence, and creativity

When each of these three elements of vision--concern for excellence, for people and for the wider environment--are present, business is transformed from a tool for making profits into a creative, humane experiment for improving life.     

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Source: Good Business : Leadership, Flow, and the Making of Meaning, Pages: 199

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A Quote by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi on happiness, success, journey, and destination

If we agree that the bottom line of life is happiness, not success, then it makes perfect sense to say that it is the journey that counts, not reaching the destination.

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Source: Good Business : Leadership, Flow, and the Making of Meaning, Pages: 43

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A Quote by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi on service, strengths, talents, and god

Sir John Templeton: "My ethical principle in the first place was: 'Where could I use my talents that God gave me to help the most people?'"

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Source: Good Business : Leadership, Flow, and the Making of Meaning, Pages: 98

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A Quote by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi on enjoyment vs pleasure, exhilaration, arete, and excitement

Enjoyment, on the other hand, is not always pleasant, and it can be very stressful at times. A mountain climber, for example, may be close to freezing, utterly exhausted, and in danger of falling into a bottomless crevasse, yet he wouldn't want to be anywhere else. Sipping a piña colada under a palm tree at the edge of the turquoise ocean is idyllic, but it just doesn't compare to the exhilaration he feels on the windswept ridge. 

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Source: Good Business : Leadership, Flow, and the Making of Meaning, Pages: 37

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A Quote by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi on change the world and be the difference

We can either help to make this world a more incredible place than it has ever been, or we can hasten its return to inorganic dust.

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Source: Good Business : Leadership, Flow, and the Making of Meaning, Pages: 32

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A Quote by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi on good life, enjoyable, growth, and development

However, a good life consists of more than simply the totality of enjoyable experiences. It must also have a meaningful pattern, a trajectory of growth that results in the development of increasing emotional, cognitive, and social complexity.

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Source: Good Business : Leadership, Flow, and the Making of Meaning, Pages: 18

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A Quote by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi on control and flow

"Total control" of one's own mind is in fact too strong an expression to describe accurately what happens when one is in flow. The point is not that one can always do what one wants, but rather that the possibility of making things happen as one wishes is present in a way that seldom occurs in "real" life.

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

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A Quote by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi on flow and control

"Total control" of one's own mind is in fact too strong an expression to describe accurately what happens when one is in flow. The point is not that one can always do what one wants, but rather that the possibility of making things happen as one wishes is present in a way that seldom occurs in "real" life.

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

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A Quote by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi on 100, self-actualization, happiness, and arete

It is as if evolution has built a safety device in our nervous system that allows us to experience full happiness only when we are living at 100%--when we are fully using the physical and mental equipment we have been given.

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Source: Good Business : Leadership, Flow, and the Making of Meaning

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