This is the Law number 12 – The Law of Curiosity. As read and understood by me.
Growth Is Stimulated By Asking Why?
Some men see things as they are and ask why. Others dream things that never were and ask why not. – George Bernard Shaw
Where Does Curiosity Come From?
Curiosity comes from learning. Curiosity is the key to being a life-long learner, and if you want to keep growing and developing, you must keep on learning. Curious people possess a thirst for knowledge. They are interested in life, people, ideas, experiences, and events, and they live in a constant state of wanting to learn more. They continually ask why?
Curiosity helps a person to think and expand possibilities beyond the ordinary. Asking Why? fires the imagination, it leads to discovery. It opens up options. It takes people beyond the ordinary and leads to extraordinary living.
All meaningful and lasting change starts first in your imagination and then works its way out – Albert Einstein
How to Cultivate Curiosity
Believe you can be curious
- Curiosity comes from a desire to learn – so desire to learn. You can change your thinking and as a result, your life.
Have a beginner’s mindset
- Assuming you know is not helpful – ask questions.
- The must be a fire in the heart for personal growth.
- Treat information you already know as a confirmation of your understanding, not a waste of learning.
Anytime a person is answering more than asking, you can be sure they’ve slowed down in their growth and have lost the fire for personal growth.
Make WHY your favorite word
- Focused question often start with why
- Why gets to the core reason, cause, intent and purpose.
Brian Tracy says, “A major stimulant to creative thinking is focused questions. There is something about a well-worded question that often penetrates to the heart of the matter and triggers new ideas and insights.
Spend time with other curious people
- Other people’s curiosity will stimulate your curiosity.
- Other people will ask questions you may not have thought of.
Learn something new every day
- Start the day with an attitude of curiosity.
- Growing means remaining open to learning.
- Being open requires reflection on what you may have learned – Experience is not the best teacher, evaluated experience is.
Partake in the fruit of failure
- Even in failure, ask why.
- Take failed experiences as a teacher – learn, don’t lose.
Stop looking for the right answer
- While there may be better answers, don’t always assume there is ONLY one right direction.
- Instead of saying, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, ask these questions:
- If it ain’t broke, how to do it better?
- If it ain’t broke, what is likely to break in the future?
- If it ain’t broke, how long will it serve as the world changes
2. The growing person is simply not all that comfortable with “single answer” solutions.
Get over yourself
- Trying new things may mean we will look silly
- Have the child like attitude of “can I try that?”
Get out of the box
Thomas Edison’s quoted: “There ain’t no rules around here; we are trying to accomplish something.”
- The words, “We have never done it that way before” are words of someone not willing to grow.
- What having an abundance mindset means to you?
- Average people ask, “Can I do this?” Abundance thinking people ask, “How can I do this?”
Enjoy your life
- Just allow the joy of life to become a central part of your whole existence
Curiosity: The Key to Growth
While we can be happy with answers and milestones, we must never stop asking questions.
- Curiosity can make up for many natural weaknesses in our own lives
Put no limits on your curiosity
- The cure for boredom is curiosity