When you are down, the Universe will work to keep you down. When you are up, the Universe will work to keep you up. This may seem philosophical, but it is actually very practical and observable. When all you can see in your life is problems, the Universe rewards you with more problems. When all you see is solutions, the Universe will reward you with. . .you guessed it, more solutions. Think of it like a mirror but instead of reflecting light (to form the images we see), the Universe reflects energy and emotions. What you put into the Universe mirror is what you'll get out.
Flow Athletes by definition are self-motivated, high-speed, low-drag, fire-breathing monsters. It is harder for us to stop than it is to get going. We work hard, play hard, live hard, and die hard. This kind of aggressive, take-no-shit-from-anyone, get-the-job-done attitude is not a genetic trait. Rather, it is forged in the fire of intensity. In time, what once was uncomfortable becomes craved. What used to hurt is now needed. What used to be a grueling workout becomes a moderate warm-up.
What changes? How does a average human being with normal needs and desires become a super-fit, self-starting, highly-motivated animal capable of producing huge amount of energy and power. MOMENTUM! The magic is in the movements, the movements are in the training, and the training is highly addictive! Like the great football coach Vince Lombardi said, "The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender", so it is that the harder you train, the harder it is to STOP!
The next time you’re sitting on your couch watching another repeat of some dim-witted situational comedy or reality show, remember the words of Henry David Thoreau, "One must be out-of-doors enough to get the experience of wholesome reality, as a ballast to thought and sentiment. Health requires this relaxation, this aimless life."