Curiosity is an important trait with endless rewards It’s especially important when you need to discover more about what is going on before deciding or acting.
Here are a couple of techniques that might help you tap into your curiosity:
- Take yourself back to your childhood, and be a fascinated explorer, like a child in the woods or on the beach. Embrace your fascination.
- When problems inevitably arise, permit yourself to conduct blameless autopsies. Let the blaming, shaming and guilt about fault wait. Jump in to do your lessons learned with full objectivity. “Success has many fathers while failure is an orphan.”
- Avoid bringing assumptions from the past forward into your current dilemmas.
- As the great Don Rheem says:
- An average leader will see a problem happening across a room and “rush to judgement”.
- However, a great leader will instead “rush to curiosity”. They will inquire about what is going on to learn. That will give them access to new, and potentially highly useful, information.
- The next time that you find yourself disagreeing with someone. Use it as a learning experience, and tap into your curiosity again. Take 3 minutes and try to understand your adversaries motivations. Does that sound familiar? Stephen Covey said, “Seek first to understand, and then to be understood.” It is habit 5 of Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.
- Play the “Fascinated Anthropologist”. When you play the role of Fascinated Anthropologist, you become a keen observer and discoverer of what is, without trying to judge, change, or control the situation.
Try these techniques to tap into your innate curiosity. Let me know how it goes.
Just my opinion. What do you think? Let me know in the comments.
If you find value in this article, please share it with others that may also find value. Like, comment and follow Sapiens Society below, on Facebook and on Twitter.
#Curiosity #Habit 5 #Fascination