The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. – Albert Einstein
Have you ever noticed how curious happy and successful people are?…Nobel prize winners, innovators, inventors, great couples, artists, achievers and leaders. Along with a great reverence for life there’s often a wild, child-like energy. It can freak people out. But why?These folks have unlocked Pandora’s box unleashing an energy that will fuel and feed them throughout their lives. Renowned psychologist Guy Hendricks calls this the “zone of genius.” People living in it can seem, well, curious. If you get close to people operating in their zone of genius you’ll discover a curiosity that’s driven by more than the desire know something. There’s the insatiable drive and spirit to discover new things and a true reverence for life. They are plugged into electrified by curiosity.
Lot’s of the greats have talked about the powers of curiosity. Such as…
The Dali Lama…
The more we are curious about the world, the clearer our minds become and the more we develop a spirit on initiative.
And Walt Disney…
We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
The greats seem to see curiosity as the engine of innovation and discovery. Rockstar Physicist Neil Degrass seems to agree, but states it a little more directly. He says…
No one is dumb who is curious. The people who don’t ask questions remain clueless throughout their lives.
So curiosity seems important especially if we want to operate out of our zone of genius in our life. What can we do to unlock it?
Here’s (1) suggestion
Play. Allow yourself to laugh, have fun, and be freakishly curious in all you do. If you’re afraid, no big deal. Your curiosity is in there. The muscle just needs some exercising, it’s likely a little flabby.
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Ok, I hope you enjoyed this foray into the usefulness of curiosity. Go be curious today, folks! See you in tomorrow’s Daily Insight.
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