In this modern age, we find ourselves caught up in the hustle and bustle of life, always striving to achieve more, be more, and do more. But what if I told you that there is a captivating concept so steeped in ancient history that it could transform how you approach your goals and well-being? I’m talking about the elusive autotelic moment.

Autotelic behaviour is characterised by deriving a sense of fulfilment and satisfaction from engaging in an activity rather than solely fixating on achieving a specific end goal. By integrating autotelic moments into our daily routines, we can access a valuable resource for promoting both personal fulfilment and success. But here’s the thing: many of us feel guilty for engaging in activities we enjoy, like watching a sci-fi movie or social media reels, instead of completing our to-do lists. However, the truth is that these autotelic moments are vital for our mental and physical well-being. They help us recharge and refocus, allowing us to stay motivated and committed to our goals.
Csikszentmihalyi indicates in his groundbreaking book, Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience, the measure of success is in achieving our goals and the autotelic moments we experience along the way. These moments are when we are present in the activity rather than the end result.

The concept of autotelic moments is genuinely fascinating and has implications for many areas of our lives. So, my friends, take some time to identify activities and goals that align with your values and interests and allow yourself to engage in them fully. Who knows what revelations and insights may come from such a journey? Keep exploring, and let the power of autotelic moments transform your life.

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“Enjoyment appears at the boundary between boredom and anxiety when the challenges are just balanced with the person’s capacity to act.” Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi.