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Are You Curious Enough?

Curious George

Why curious leaders are successful

Do you ever find yourself curious to learn something new but fail to take action? Do you buy books, then never read them? Do you record “Shark Tank” or “Beat Bobby Flay” but never watch the episodes? There’s so much you want to learn, yet there’s no time for being curious. I used to never have time for what felt like trivial curiosity. It’s time to rethink how you look at curiosity.

According to a PWC’s survey of almost 1,300 CEO’s, curiosity and open-mindedness are critical traits of a successful CEO. Leaders with natural curiosity have a broadened perspective and are faster problem solvers. Curiosity leads you down new paths. Many times, these new paths provide you with new ideas, undiscovered talents or maybe even that one big break you’ve been looking for. Curiosity is the “Universe’s” way of tapping your shoulder and saying, “I’ve got some pretty cool things to teach you that will enlighten your perspective.”

Curiosity comes in different sizes. It can be as big as starting a new career or as little as taking a different route to your favorite coffee shop. Following your curiosity is key to your personal growth, which also comes in various sizes. For this weeks’ Life xSpearmint you are going to take baby steps in following your curiosity. You will practice broadening your perspective and be open-minded to what the Universe has on the path for you.

Life xSpearmint

1. When curiosity strikes follow it immediately.

That’s your intuition telling you to go seek growth. Examples: Ask questions. Google it. Have the courage to try something new.

2. Write down the things you’re curious about.

Write it in a notebook. At the end of the week, identify any themes. A theme may represent a life-changing growth opportunity for you.

3. Be proactive.

Break up routine to spawn curiosity. Examples: Take a different route to work and notice the billboards. Experiment with a new exercise class. Go to lunch with someone new in the office.

Click “like” if you found this article useful. Share with a friend. They just might need that nudge to be courageously curious.

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