A critical component of learning is to always be curious. A sound Applied Learning practice begins with active curiosity. Curiosity opens the mind with a motivation to question, to discover, to persevere and to be better.
You’ll learn very little if you aren’t actively looking for it.
Discovering a better way of doing something isn’t probable without it.
Challenges along the path defeat us when we close it off.
The level of mastery you earn and the contributions that you ultimately make in your life start with curiosity.
Let’s look at two curious people that each generated vastly different, but tremendously impactful contributions for the world to consume. Their high levels of curiosity are matched and attributed to their very high level of accomplishment.
“Curiosity has it’s own reason for existing, the important thing is not to stop questioning.” — Albert Einstein —
“We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” — Walt Disney —
What might you learn today, what unique contribution might you make down the road if you were a little more curious each day? Possibly not the worldly impact derived from the Theory of Relativity or having built The Happiest Place on Earth, but certainly more is possible for us with first being curious.