The Basics Of My Problem-Solving Philosophy?
As a professional problem- solver I have always felt that to be truly effective it is invaluable to have an overriding philosophy.
My philosophy addresses a wide range of subjects related to the application of creativity, innovation intuition, critical thinking, and synergy how to solve problems, and how to make efficient, effective, precise, productive, and self-aware decisions. The majority of the problems and decisions concerned within this practical philosophy are related to personal growth, human potential, and how we may experience happiness in an increasingly complex, and often chaotic world.
One thing that all humans seem to share is the desire for greater happiness (or the ability to avoid discomfort), the need to transcend obstacles and solve problems. These goals, they usually achieve through a combination of creative, intuitive, and critical thinking.
Through this practical philosophy you will have access to the tools, tips, techniques, and strategies you will need to be more efficient, effective, precise, productive, and self-aware in the realization and application of your creative, intuitive, and critical thinking capabilities. With these skills, you will experience greater love, kindness, compassion, empathy, wisdom, and happiness.
This philosophy covers a broad spectrum of topics in the areas of creativity, psychology, human potential, spirituality, social consciousness, community, Eastern philosophy, health and wellness, game-based thinking, personal development and self-improvement, the exploration and experience of beauty, social consciousness, prosperity, and abundance. Here, there is much attention given to showing people the path to a meaningful life. A meaningful life is a construct having to do with purpose, significance, fulfillment, and satisfaction
. In practical terms, meaning can be defined in two ways;
- As the connection linking two presumably independent entities together;
- As a way of linking the biological reality of life to a symbolic interpretation or meaning.
Those possessing a sense of meaning are generally found to be happier, to have lower levels of negative emotions, and to have a lower risk of mental illness. While specific theories vary, there are two common aspects assigned to the meaningful life:
- A global schema to understand one’s life;
- The belief that life itself is meaningful.
Much of my concerning meaning is influenced by the writings of Victor Frankl and Logotherapy. Created by Frankl, an influential psychiatrist who survived detainment in a Nazi concentration camp, Logotherapy emphasizes finding values and purpose in an individual’s life and building relationships with others to reach fulfillment and attain meaningfulness. For Frankl, “Value” can be further subcategorized into three main areas:
- Creative: values reached through acts of creating or producing something.
- Experiential: Values actualized when a person experiences something through sight, touch, smell, or hearing.
- Attitudinal: These are reserved for individuals who cannot, for one reason or another, have new experiences or create new things. Thus they find meaning through adopting a new attitude that allows “suffering from dignity.”
For all of these classes of values, it is because of one’s sense of responsibility that one pursues these values and consequently experiences a meaningful life. It is through the realization that one is the sole being responsible for rendering life meaningful that values are actualized and life becomes meaningful.
For certain students, especially those engaged in our Transmodern Shaman Academy, Victor Frankl’s Model may not be satisfying. Many of these students will build on Logotherapy with ideas drawn from Terror management theory and Hope theory.
One of the defining principles of my work in HAGT (Harrison’s Applied Game Theory) is Actualized intention – a conscious, spiritually driven strategic principle that states;
“The moment I am ready, willing and able to act on my intention, all manner of unforeseen events, and circumstances – ‘an invisible hand’ – comes into play, spontaneously, without discipline or willpower to bring to the fore an extraordinary process of love compassion, empathy, in the service of bringing one’s vision to fruition.”
I want you to know in no uncertain terms, that ignoring applied game theory, or living in the illusion that you can important life-changing decisions without applying these ideas is a huge mistake in judgment.
Without life hacking/gamer-thinking, one is likely to be confronted with higher levels of powerlessness in a world increasingly defined by smart devices, thousands of apps, and competition.
Here is an article related to this subject on Linkedin from one of my training courses. Just click on the book icon below.:
About Lewis Harrison: I am an author and problem-solving futurist. I use predictive analytics and applied game theory to isolate cost-effective solutions for my students and coaching clients. I can teach you these skills as well.
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Come with an open heart and an open mind and together we can solve your problems with practical, easy-to-understand solutions and explore the very limits of human potential.