Ignorance is perhaps the biggest obstacle towards achieving insanely great goals, dreams, and visions. We like to think that we know how to achieve our insanely great goals, dreams, and visions. However, judging by the dismal failure rate of goal achievement (at least, 90% of goals are not achieved every year), the large majority of people still lack the knowledge for achieving their goals. And self-help books with their platitudes and cliches are not of much help either. So, what are we to do?
The high level or conceptual solution is to eliminate ignorance especially regarding the obstacle that prevents someone from achieving his or her goal. A more concrete solution is to take action to remove the obstacles of ignorance. But how?
For over 20 years, I've been studying how "Exponential Learners" remove the obstacles of ignorance. It's amazing that "Exponential Learners" use and master a simple process that can fit in and on one's hand. The process is called "Exponential Learning" and it differs from the conventional process of "Linear Learning." While Linear Learners use "pipes" or sequential learning, Exponential Learners use "platform" or networked (integrated) learning.
The process of "Exponential Learning" consists of two parts. The first part deals with a Pain Solving Question (PSQ) and the second part deals with the Pain-Plan-Do-Review (PPDR) Cycle. The elements of the PPDR Cycle are allocated to the fingers of a hand as follows: Pain (Index finger); Plan (Middle finger); Do (Ring finger); Review (Little finger). The thumb is associated with the Pain Solving Question (PSQ). In principle, that's all you need to continuously eliminate ignorance in any domain. And there you have it ... the five blocks of the Total Design Thinking (TDT) Platform ... also known as Community Happiness Canvas or Hand Mapping ... fitting on one hand.
This presentation introduces the Total Design Thinking Platform and its five building blocks, which constitute the Total Design Thinking Cycle or Total Happiness Canvas. Examples are presented on how to use the Total Happiness Canvas, Hand Map, or Total Design Thinking Cycle.