We’ve looked at the positive “Why?” of our goals and dreams and we’ve also considered the negative “Why?” Another type of “Why?” to study is the “Why?” that’s rooted in curiosity. This, too, can be a very powerful motivator, especially during the phases when things aren’t going so smoothly on the path to our dreams.
Some examples of curiosity:
Albert Einstein who is quoted as saying about himself: I have no special talent, I am just passionately curious;
As a young boy, Earl Nightingale was insatiably curious about why it was and how it could happen that two people with similar talents and similar starts in life turned out so differently: One barely scraped by and was living way below the potential of his talents while the other enjoyed success and good fortune above the potential of their talents;
Thomas Edison as a young child was fascinated with mechanical things and chemical experiments;
Marion Donovan was always looking for a better way to do things. This curiosity led to 20 patents during her lifetime for a variety of items such as disposable diapers and Dentaloop.
Your homework today is to look at your goals and dreams and goals with curiosity. Can you look at them from a different angle? Instead of being logical and methodical about your goals and dreams, can you be offbeat and creative about them?
Put your thinking cap on!
You can do it!
I’m so proud of you!
Your Friend and Pep Pal,