Curious Much?

How Curiosity can make Your Life Successful

Nobody knows everything. Even Albert Einstein, one of the most intelligent people in his time didn’t know everything. But do you know what made him special? He was curious. Because of his drive to know more, he developed the law of relativity, which is one of the most famous formulae among mankind.

But he isn’t the only curious legend in history. There’s Isaac Newton, Nikola Tesla, Marie Curie, the Wright brothers, and many more. What do all these inventors and scientists have in common? They had a knack to find out new things that did not exist in their time.

Before Nikola Tesla, there was no alternating current electricity. If it weren’t for him, we would not have generators, drilling machines, computers, fans, air conditioners, hydraulics, pumps, and many more. Besides, without Isaac Newton, we would not have the law of motion which we apply in our daily lives.

Don’t you see? Without their curiosity, we wouldn’t be living the convenient lives we have today. Everything needs to be done manually in industries, which could lead to injuries. Education wouldn’t be possible because theories and concepts are non-existent. There wouldn’t be medicines and more casualties will be reported.

Because of their curiosity in life, its aspects, its possibilities, and its peripherals, these scientists and inventors were able to breakthrough. They were able to use existing resources to discover, build, and innovate.

You can do the same. You can never be too young to be curious. If you are experiencing a midlife crisis or mid-career crisis, you can use your curiosity to break away from your hardships and reach success. Are you excited about how you can be curious in life?

Here’s how:

Listen more!

We always here “Talk less, listen more.” Many people do not understand the essence of this quote because of their need to share their thoughts and opinions. Some of them believe that they are the smartest people in the room, which often, is not the case. Others can have better and more profound ideas. If you allow them to talk, they could teach you more.

No matter how expert or intelligent you are, there are still things you don’t know. This is why you need to open your mind and listen to other people. No matter how ridiculous they sound at first, you will realize that there’s are lessons you can apply later in life.

Ask questions more often

Another way you can be curious is to ask questions. Don’t confine yourself to the limits of a manual, a set of beliefs, or a guide. Let your mind wander and think of the least thoughts taken by people. Don’t be afraid to ask the most dangerous question, “What if?” for it can change your decisions and your life for good.

Don’t be afraid to make mistakes

One of the most common reasons why people remain stagnant is their fear to commit mistakes. Think about Newton, Einstein, Descartes, and others. Their scientific trials were full of mistakes. Intelligent as they are, it took hundreds of trials to perfect their formula. Do you have any idea how long it took them to develop what seems today as simple formulae? They knew the risks of doing several experiments but they were willing to make mistakes until they succeed.

You should do the same. The greatest inventions came from the biggest mistakes. From these errors, you can learn, you can discover, and you can innovate. While it has risks, it also has advantages. You never know if these mistakes can change your life until you commit them.

Don’t be afraid to say “I don’t know”

People tend to speak without really knowing the situation, the facts, and the people involved. Because of this, there is a spread of wrong assumptions and wrong information. This could affect how people could think. Instead of asking the most important questions, they end up confined in their thoughts.

If you want to learn more about things, it’s best to say “I don’t know”, especially if you don’t know the whole story. Saying “I don’t know” allows you to be open to suggestions and information. It allows you to listen without judgment. Lastly, it grants you the enlightenment you need to make better decisions.

Take time to learn new things

Another thing you need to achieve success through curiosity is learning new things. Find another academic course and pursue it. Look for another hobby. Find time to read a book and watch a documentary. If you can, travel, join seminars and workshops, interact with people far from your age. This way, you can learn more, discover more, and do more with your life. Who knows? Information from these sources could come in handy in the future? It might even change the path you take in life.

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