“There are no foolish questions, and no man becomes a fool until he has stopped asking questions.” ~Charles Proteus Steinmetz
Have you ever wondered why little kids ask so many questions? Think back to the days when you were younger. “What were the questions you asked?” “Why did you ask so many questions?” Is it because you were bored and had nothing else to do? Or is it because you were genuinely curious about life? Curiosity is one of the greatest growth stimulators. Asking questions helps us to gain understanding so we can better navigate through life.
Have you ever wondered why we stop asking so many questions as we get older? Is it because of all the knowledge we’ve gained through education? Is it because we’ve discovered all there is to know about life? Are we just no longer curious about life? Whatever the answer maybe, we have to challenge ourselves to stay curious because curiosity stimulates the growth.
”Millions saw the apple fall , but Newton ask why.”Bernard Baruch
Our ability to grow through life has so much to do with the questions we ask ourselves everyday. What’s a question that you’ve recently asked yourself ? How has that question expanded your understanding and what other thoughts did that question provoke in you?
Why is it important to stay curious?
1. Curiosity leads to clarity
When in doubt, ask the question. Why do we ask questions? We ask questions so that we can gain greater understanding. When we really have an understanding of what we are doing it is easier to go all in and give our best efforts. Clarity eliminates the stress of the unknown. When we replace fear with curiosity we empower ourselves to overcome the adversity and stresses of life.
2. Curiosity teaches us how to advocate
Curiosity teaches us to want to understand how things work, and not just to accept things as they are. When you learn to ask the right questions so that you can gain better understanding and knowledge, you are less likely to be manipulated and taken advantage of. When we understand how things work we are able to be creative so that we can improve and be more productive.
3. Curiosity keeps us proactive
Curiosity helps us to see problems from different angles. When we learn to see things from different angles it’s helps to grow our perspective. When our perspective grows it enables us to develop and change so the we can live a life beyond limitations. When we are proactive about growing and changing our lives become so exciting because we begin to unlock the possibilities of the future.
Replace fear of the unknown with curiosity.”-Bill Cox
I want to challenge you to awaken the curiosity in your life. Begin to ask yourself questions, “How can I get better?” “What do I want to achieve?” “Where do I want to go?” “Why am I doing this?” “How am I going to get there?” Just by witting these questions I feel the ideas and the dreams awakening in my heart. What if our ability to continue to dream through life and accomplish our goals are closely related to our level of curiosity? How does that question challenge you? Stay curious, there is so much more that we have yet to learn.
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