Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Developing Curiosity to find your passion
If you consider yourself to be curious but you are in a routine of the same thing everyday and basically bored with life you are not really curious. You may in fact be moving toward being boring. You can develop curiosity to help you become a more exciting person and see the life you can have. Once you become curious and you really want to know what your life will be like when you take your passions and make them happen you will be more likely to make them happen.
Keeping an open mind is the best thing you can do when you are developing your curiosity. You have to be an open minded person. If you are set in your ways most of the time this may be the most difficult task. Work on seeing things from a different point of view. Think about different versions of things and how they could end up.
Another thing you need to do when you are developing your curiosity is to never take things for granted. Many people accept things for how they are. They never dig deeper and they lose they entire curiosity and excitement.
Many things are a really big deal and although it may seem simple to you it is important. Your child may want to do something that seems so ridiculous. It is about the time spent and you should never take these things for granted because they may not be available to you later. These also include wasting time in your life watching television when you could be working toward your passions.
Constantly ask questions. As you are developing your curiosity, it is important to ask questions. Who cares what people think about you? You are working on you and you need to be curios. This will allow you to get beneath the surface of things. Ask about how things work and why people are friends of each other.
Find out as much as you can about everything. Not only are you working your brain but you are learning new things and developing an understanding also. You are learning about why people do the things they do. Although you might do something one way people may choose to do it another. This is the opening of your mind you need to do.
Never label something as boring. If you are asked to do something with someone else and you think it sounds drab you need to get up and tackle it as if it is a lot of fun. Being bored is an internal state of mind. Things are only boring wehn you think they are boring. Labeling an activity or chore as boring completely closes the doors to something that might be your passion. In addition, you can think of ways to take that boring activity and make it fun.
Look at learning as something fun. There are many things about your passion you might need to learn. You might have put off your passion because it will require you to take a few courses. It is very common for people to think they are too old to learn new things and they don’t follow a passion because of this. You are never too old to learn new things. The best thing you can do is continue your learning by reading as much as you can and learning new things.
You should never put a passion off because of learning. What you need to do is tackle the learning as a fun experience that is going to help you achieve a goal in the long run. Being curious is learning. You are in a lifelong class and learning new things every single day. So if you have to take a class or read a book to learn something new, tackle it with a new attitude of excitement and fun. You will learn much more than you would if you thought the learning was a burden.
Reading new things is another way to feed your curiosity and develop it. You might like to focus on just one thing but you should be open to as many different topics and things as possible when it comes to reading. This can help you build your curiosity even further. If you do find you like to focus on just one thing then you might have found your passion.