This is a guest blog post by Pamela A. Scott
Isn’t she adorable? Take a moment to ponder what this little lady is up to. Do you suppose she wonders what things look like upside-down—even if she’s never heard the term? Or maybe she’s thinking about trying a headstand she saw in a yoga class? Unlikely. Or maybe she’s just curious about her world.
Have you ever just sat and watched what a baby does, apart from the eat-sleep-poop routine? We have a new little person in our family, and it amazes me how much she is teaching us through her curiosity about this new world she came into.
She stares at things that are new to her. She is a sponge, soaking up every tidbit of information that is now being stored in her baby brain. She grabs hold of a rattle and explores every inch of it with her eyes, her fingers, and her mouth, of course.
Are you curious about the world you live in? Or have you had curiosity drummed out of your head, as one client of mine opined. He said, “We take these very bright college grads who are curious and eager to learn, then we beat them down, so they conform to our ways.” Curiosity goes out the window.
Curiosity is critical to success.
“I am neither especially clever nor especially gifted. I am only very, very curious.” ~ Albert Einstein
If it worked for Einstein, it will probably work for you. Here are some great articles that will help your curiosity grow and make you more interesting to others.