I often describe myself as a constantly curious observer. And apparently, I am in good company, as Albert Einstein has been quoted as saying “Most people stop looking when they find the proverbial needle in the haystack. I would continue looking to see if there were other needles”.
Curiosity draws our attention to things that are interesting to us. But research shows there is more at work here, and that curiosity can play a critical role in the pursuit of meaning in our lives.
Humans have a strong desire to anticipate, understand, and even control what happens to us. We want closure. But that can get boring and routine. Curiosity allows us to explore and to embrace uncertainty…to discover new things, to learn and to grow.
Curiosity leads to exploration
Exploration leads to discovery
Discovery leads to new knowledge
Knowledge leads to possibilities, and a richer, more fulfilling life
So, if you want to create energy in your life, and help your clients out along the way, embrace the uncertain, the unknown and the new. Be curious!
Do you feel like you are curious? How has that affected your work life? Your home life? Tell us about it in the comments below.