Stay Curious

April 25, 2021

Curiosity awakens our minds. Being inquisitive, I always seek to learn and understand more. The world is enormous and constantly evolving. To keep up with these changes, staying curious is essential; otherwise, I risk becoming obsolete.

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It's crucial to cultivate an interest in the realm of possibilities rather than merely believing what I see in the news. Often, my intuition is incorrect, and I need to be aware of that.

A closed attitude can lead to unhappiness. We should examine our behavior objectively, much like a scientist observing a petri dish from a distance. This mindset allows us to treat life as a laboratory—a place where we feel safe to experiment and believe that anything is possible.

Following curiosity enriches my love for creativity and innovation. New experiences invigorate me, and I am eager to explore fresh ideas. As a leader, my strengths lie in leading through vision and concepts. I am determined yet open to considering better solutions.

I believe in being brave and daring but not reckless. Taking risks and making mistakes are part of the process. Over time, this approach refines our decision-making skills and helps us learn from our errors.

Curiosity not only alters our self-perception but also influences how others view us. It encourages an open-minded, innovative, and adventurous spirit. It fosters a team and family atmosphere where everyone feels empowered to contribute.

Being curious has a broader social benefit—it opens us up to various viewpoints and reduces conflict. Experimentation is essential. Without it, we'll never understand what truly works.

Innovation and failure are closely related. Curiosity does come at a cost, but the benefits in personal and professional growth make it worthwhile.

Barriers to staying curious can range from excessive insecurity to a bloated ego. Both of these hinder our growth and can be mitigated by self-awareness and an open mindset.

Lifelong curiosity is essential. One way to foster this is by continuously applying what we've learned to real-world scenarios. Negative experiences are powerful teachers but should be used sparingly.

In conclusion, to adapt and grow, we need to think like both a computer and a learning organism—actively engaging with our environment and evolving based on feedback and experimentation. Teaching is one of the most effective ways to learn. It requires not only subject matter expertise but also the skill to convey it effectively to others. The more I learn, the more I realize how much I don't know, fueling my curiosity even further.

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Victor Leung, who blog about business, technology and personal development. Happy to connect on LinkedIn