In my last blog post, I wrote about the power of curiosity. Here are ten ways to get your curiosity in motion.
1. Make an intention to develop a new skill in the next six months.
2. Do something you have never done before.
3. Do something backwards.
4. Go into nature and find five things you have never seen before.
5. Prepare to do something that you have resisted doing in the past.
6. Study an animal – its characteristics and way of being in the world.
7. Develop the least used of your five senses.
8. Read a book about something unknown to you.
9. Create a “stretch” goal that brings you further than you have ever thought of going.
10. Spend an hour on youtube exploring a subject of interest to you.
Curiosity can do a lot more than kill the cat. Curiosity is often underestimated in the power it has to positively influence your life and work. Curiosity involves seeking. Seeking leads to growth, new experiences and expanding your horizons.
How curious are you?
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My Dad used to say that one of the best gifts you can give your children is curiosity. Curiosity is an inquisitiveness and love of learning. It creates movement, questioning and an interest in others. Are you curious? Is it an innate trait or was it instilled in you? Do you value curiosity in your own work and life?
Some say curiosity killed the cat, but if you don’t venture out, life can be pretty limiting (not to say, boring). Sure, curiosity can get you in a bind once in awhile, but most times it results in learning, growth and stimulation.
As a manager and leader, there’s a lot to be curious about. What are the best motivators for each of your team members? How can you do a project differently? What’s possible if you shake things up a bit? Are there new rules that would benefit your team? How are others approaching the problems your team is trying to solve?
“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.” – Albert Einstein
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