Victor Leung
Victor Leung
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Stay curious

April 25, 2021

Curiosity awakens our mind, and being inquisitive; I want to learn and understand more. I am a curious person who enjoys learning new things. There is a huge world out there, and it is evolving all the time; if I didn’t keep pace with the change, I’d be obsolete. As a result, it's critical to pique my interest in what is conceivable instead of what I believe and see in the news every day. I need to be aware of how often my intuition is incorrect.

If we have a closed attitude and do not explore what is available, we will feel bad. we need to examine our behaviour with the same curiosity and objective, just like a scientist looks at what's growing in a petri dish from a distance. This is an open attitude in which we want to regard our life as a laboratory, where we may experiment with who we want to be—a location where we feel safe and as if everything is possible.

We're following curiosity because it fuels my love for creativity and innovation. New and fresh experiences energize us, and we are eager to attempt new things and investigate novel ideas and answers. As a leader, I am most at ease and effective when leading via vision and ideas. I am determined, but I am always looking for a better solution and require time to consider and consider alternatives. I have a strong desire to learn new things, which often deviates from the norm. Because of my uniqueness, I prefer to break rather than follow the rules. Routines do not appeal to me, and I am uncomfortable following what I know and trust.

I believe people must be brave and daring, but not irresponsible. I'm not afraid to take risks or make mistakes because if individuals don't make mistakes, they aren't taking enough risks. We’d develop our instincts about decisions over time. We’d strengthen and improve our decision-making abilities. We'd tell ourselves that it's okay to make errors as long as we learn from them. We'll never accept the status quo since there's no such thing as a universally good idea that things done this way are always excellent.

Curiosity alters how we see ourselves because there's no use in getting frustrated when there's so much to do and explore when life provides so many opportunities to enjoy. Other aspects of our personal life would change due to our proactive approach to solving difficulties. If we don't think creatively and have the courage to take risks, we won't accomplish anything.

It would impact how others view me since they would see my main ideas in life. Accept and promote change. Create a sense of whimsy and oddity. Open-minded, innovative, and adventurous. Continue to study and improve. Establish open and honest communication. Create a positive team and family atmosphere. With less, you can accomplish more. Be zealous and determined. Be modest.

Curiosity would influence the lives of everyone around us, motivating us to come up with innovative solutions to issues. Having them come up with exciting ideas and challenging us to think of new tricks and insights encourages us to expand our horizons.

When we can come up with and implement new ideas, being interested has a broader social benefit. Then we'll be able to be open to the greatest options. We’d be more open to considering alternative viewpoints and less likely to engage in conflict. As an experiment, we need to put our thoughts into action right now. Otherwise, we'll never be able to figure out what's going on.

A frequent failure is the twin brother of innovation. Without the threat of failure looming over your head, your prospects of success are likely to vanish. Curiosity, without a doubt, comes at a price. The fee is well worth it for those who have experienced it and received the performance and personal satisfaction rewards. As a result, we should study and solve challenges using novel methods. What we do determines the outcome of our efforts. Our fate is entirely in our control. I'm ready to try new things as long as I'm hungry and naive.

We'd have to keep out of protective mode if we wanted to stay intrigued. Instead, whenever our inner voice tells us that we won't accomplish something, we should dive deeper and ask ourselves why. What prevented us from completing the task? During our self-reflection, we realize numerous roadblocks in our thoughts prevent us from achieving where we want to go. However, we should approach the situation with an open mind and evaluate all viable options. We need to push through a lot of alternatives to expand. Then we'd be able to see how far we could go.

Simultaneously, we should continue to read as a hobby to learn from other people's experiences. Learning is enjoyable; take notes as you go and explore all of the different areas. We need to be hungry to learn and allow our curiosity to bring us joy, which will benefit our work. We'd be able to have meaningful conversations with others and travel throughout the world. Persistence in pursuit of a goal can transform and allow me to recognize opportunities in conflict. We’d be able to sustain our interest in answering questions and maintaining conversation to achieve mutual understanding. However, when we’re in a fight, we lose our curiosity and don't comprehend our opponent. Instead, we must overcome our fear and control our rage.

We also need to be interested in the people around us, broaden our social network, and engage in conversations. We can see and understand others needs and challenges. Our differences may lead to fresh ideas, possibilities, and unexpected outcomes. Curiosity and concern for our pals could help to create trust and enhance our bond.

We'd also look for a place where we could pursue our curiosity in a free setting. Avoid politics that prohibit open discussion of sensitive subjects. Avoid bureaucracy that stifles our creativity. Because technology is constantly changing, avoid monotonous employment. Artificial intelligence may take over repetitious chores, freeing up more time for me to pursue our interests.

One possible stumbling block is that we believe we are better at our talents than we do, so we avoid hearing feedback. We should overcome this by embracing honest feedback and being interested in what other people have to say. We need the mindset to think that things will grow as a result of our efforts. Make the most of every opportunity to learn in a variety of methods. We have an open, flexible, and curious mindset when it comes to change. It lowers our expectations, making us feel good about our accomplishments, no matter how minor, by praising and trusting the change process.

Another barrier to curiosity is excessive insecurity, which makes you feel anxious and frightened. We have no control over the situation, but we do have power over our reactions. We need to be aware that we have other possibilities. We can control how we feel about such external circumstances. We don't have control over the issue, but we do have power over how we think about it. Everything outside of our control, including other people, luck, karma, and everything else, still has a comparable region in our ownership. As a result, we must maintain our curiosity to gain a fundamental understanding and absolute clarity about the world. Our mind is all I have.

The ego is a huge impediment to remaining curious. we're not sure where to start learning if we think we already know everything. If we believe we are already perfect, we will be unable to improve, understand, and earn the respect of others. Our curiosity is stifled by our ego and self-deception, which leads us to believe that we already own the things we desire.

A lack of experimentation can be a barrier to curiosity. Experimentation unlocks our full potential and weeds out bad habits and superstitions by putting them to the test with real-world outcomes. The experiment allows us to be ruthless in dismissing ways that don't work, trying new things, and thinking about handling specific learning issues.

For the remainder of our life, we should remain inquisitive. For example, I'm keeping track of how long I've been stranded without receiving a response. So, perhaps it's time to revisit my notes and reference sources to develop a clear solution. I rarely express my comprehension; it's easy to believe I know something I don't. I need to get over this issue by forcing myself to articulate the in-depth concept I'm trying to grasp. As I strive to convey key aspects of the notion, any holes in my comprehension will become apparent.

Avoiding examining how things apply outside the textbook topic is one approach to keep track of our progress. We need to consider how we can apply what we've learned to the problems outside of the textbook. We should try to avoid spending a lot of time learning anything without developing real-world insight. To guarantee that we are not pushing ourselves too hard, we must utilize unpleasant learning with caution. Negative experiences are by far the most powerful type of education. Aversive learning, on the other hand, is unsuccessful in teaching good behaviour. Instead, we'll save it for those rare occasions when we need to stop ourselves from doing something we don't want to do.

To adapt, we need to think like a computer and a learning organism, actively engaging with our surroundings and constantly developing based on feedback and experimentation.

To avoid boredom, we should enjoy teaching as much as possible. Teaching is the best way to learn because we need to consider our content to teach effectively. We require an understanding of the subject as well as a beautiful means of communicating it to others. And the more I learn, the more I realize how much I don't know, making me even more intrigued by the unknown. I am certain to learn how to build anything if I plan my studies around making it. Learning is a process of trial and error, feedback, and conjuring up the correct solutions to difficulties.

About Victor Leung

Software development professional with expertise in application architecture, cloud solutions deployment, and financial products development. Possess a Master's degree in Computer Science and an MBA in Finance. Highly skilled in AWS (Certified Solutions Architect, Developer and SysOps Administrator), GCP (Professional Cloud Architect), Microsoft Azure, Kubernetes(CKA, CKAD, CKS, KCNA), and Scrum(PSM, PSPO) methodologies.

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