The “Golden Rule ” of flow is a concept that you should lean just slightly beyond the edge of your limitations. Whether it’s physical or mental, you want to take small steps outside of your current limits or your current comfort zone.
Let’s imagine that you are at the gym and your maximum bench press is 185 pounds. If you were to suddenly try and bench press 250 pounds, you could seriously injure yourself.
If you wanted to grow to the point where you could bench press 250, you would make gradual growth and progress to hit a smaller goal each week. You may increase your overall bench press by 5% week by week and enjoy the compounding returns.
And this is exactly the same system to approach long-term personal and professional growth.