Flow to Silence the Voice

There’s a voice inside the head of anyone trying to do something important.

It’s the voice that tells you that you’re not good enough or that you’re not qualified to do anything no one else is doing.

How dare you try and have a voice? What gives you the right?

I had no right to start a school three years ago. Today, one of the amazing people in our group, Ian Scott of Kickstarter, mentioned something profound that I had never realized before.

In a flow state of hyper-focus, the voice that normally talks you out of shipping great work is silenced.

When we decide to finish a project and set a neck-breaking deadline for it, Parkinson’s Law kicks and we finish our project in the allotted time frame.

The interesting thing about this approach is that there is not time or room for the voice to be heard. This is a beautiful side effect of constraint.

When we’re in a flow state, we silence the voice.

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