Your fingers are flying over the keyboard.  Sound-effects are firing in your brain, you can hear them.  The stream of words from your source of creativity is so strong that if you could actually take a moment to contemplate, to work out the details, you would notice that in fact, your ability to sort it out is what is missing.  You are moving words, ideas, concepts from creativity to fingertips without taking the torturous sidesteps of reason. 

Wow.  Does that really happen?  I’m here to say. 

Image: Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

…and if you think about it, I’ll wager you know what I’m talking about because it has happened to you as well.  It is that moment spoken about by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (say: ME-high CHEEK-sent-me-high-ee) from the University of Chicago called “flow”.

What does it mean to be in the moment?

This video may challenge some of you, but for a few of you it will speak about those moments when you are in charge, but not in control: