The Graphic Recorder - One Card One Concept - Curiosity and Mindfulness - Curious? - Todd Kashdan

Conceptualizing Curiosity

I’ve got some new concepts from Todd Kashdan‘s Curious?: Discover the Missing Ingredient to a Fulfilling Life to share with you. To start, we have the idea that only in the present do we have the freedom to live our lives:

The Graphic Recorder - One Card One Concept - Curiosity and Mindfulness - Curious? - Todd Kashdan

Next, how the story line of curiosity leads to competence, mastery, and a more meaningful life:

The Graphic Recorder - One Card One Concept - The Story Line of Curiosity - Curious? - Todd Kashdan

As any lover of learning knows, the more you learn, the more questions you have about the world, and the more you want to find the answers to those questions:

The Graphic Recorder - One Card One Concept - Curiosity Opens Gaps to Explore - Curious? - Todd Kashdan

What you don’t know…might give you pleasure! (I’m this way with movies – I want to know as little as possible prior to watching)

The Graphic Recorder - One Card One Concept - Uncertainty Intensifies and Prolongs Pleasure - Curious? - Todd Kashdan

The sketches above are part of a project titled One Card One Concept in which I attempt to sketch out individual concepts onto 3×5 note cards in an effort to both understand those concepts better and enhance my ability to recall them in the future.  I hope you find these sketches interesting and maybe even a bit useful.

Comments 6

  1. Move over mind mapping. This zoomed me to “Right on” in a flash.

    LOVE these visuals and saw noted positive psychology author of “Curious?” loved this posted on his FB. Can’t get a better kudo than that! Congrats, and I am in awe anticipating more of your work/play. It sure as heck made my day!

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      Hi Judy, thanks for the kind words. I’m glad that these sketches clicked for you. I’m a big fan of mind mapping, but I’m a HUGE fan of sketchnoting. And when the ideas themselves are already awesome, making them visual is a pure joy.

  2. These are terrific! Saw them on FB. Can we use them in our special report on Music for Brain Fitness? Credit to you, of course.

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      Hi Lynne, I’m glad you like them! You are welcome to use them in your report. Sounds like an interesting topic. Be sure to let me know when it comes out!

      1. Thanks, Doug. Can you write to my email address directly and tell me how to get them to add to the PDF I’m creating? It’s probably something I should know, but don’t.

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