Posts Tagged ‘Flow’

Intentional Chocolate – Like Project Management?

Friday, October 24th, 2008

I’m not even sure how I stumbled upon Intentional Chocolate – the concept is entirely fascinating.    And just how does this apply to Project Management?   Doing project management in a way that is fast, easy, and fun, can have you hit the same pleasure centers in your brain as “intentional chocolate.”   First – you do projects in the pursuit of some goal.   Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi in his book, Flow, shows that people attain the highest levels of happiness when in aggressive pursuit of a goal.   Second, just like intentional chocolate, when you have a fast and easy way to do projects (i.e. achieve your goals), your life is in fact a lot more fun and less stressful.    When you follow a simple way to pursue your projects, you are more calm in the pursuit of your goals, and you tend to stay more focused.   Third, when you efficiently pursue the projects in your life, you actually have more energy to do more of what you love.   A good chocolate and a well run project – does life get any better?