There is a name for the experience when people are so focused that it amounts to absolute absorption in an activity, providing a sense of discovery, a creative feeling of pushing to higher levels of performance— into a new reality The experience is called … FLOW!

“It usually began when three or four of the guys on the floor would heat up … The feeling would spread to other guys, and we’d all levitate … The game would be in the white heat of competition, and yet I never felt the pain.

My premonitions would be consistently correct… There have been many times in my career that I felt moved or happy, but these were moments when I had chills pulsing up and down my spine.”

—Bill Russell