Curiosity arises from the desire to learn and acquire new knowledge on a particular subject or idea. In contrast to mechanical learning practices, curiosity promotes a deeper level of understanding and motivates students to think critically. It is never too late to learn new information and your curiosity is healthy for your mind and your body.
That’s why it’s important to stimulate curiosity! If you feel a little indifferent, consider these suggestions to increase your curiosity to better achieve your OKRS – Objectives and key results.
Allow yourself to be curious
The first rule to stimulate curiosity is to give yourself permission to be curious. The only big difference between curious people and people who are not is the belief that they can continually learn, grow and change.
Have a beginner’s mentality
To stimulate curiosity you must always have a beginner’s mentality. Having a beginner’s mind means always asking yourself why and asking lots of questions until the answers are obtained. It also means being open and vulnerable.
If your attitude is like that of a beginner, you have no image to defend and your desire to learn more is stronger than the desire to look good. You are not influenced by predefined rules or by so-called acceptable thinking.
Make your favorite word “why”
Always keep asking why. An important stimulus to creative thinking is focused questions. There is nothing in a well-formulated question that often penetrates the heart of the matter and triggers new ideas and insights. Curious people ask questions to find solutions so they can move forward and progress.
Spend time with other curious people
When you think of curiosity, growth and learning, do you think of formal education? When you went to school, how many times did your teacher ask students to ask their questions until later so they could finish their notes or complete the program?
The emphasis is often on the information the professor has to give, and on the inquiry that the pupils make. To stimulate curiosity and cultivate your personal growth, you need to look for other curious people. Being around people with great curiosity is contagious.
Learn something new every day
One of the best ways to stay curious is to start each day with the determination to learn something new, try something different, or meet someone you don’t already know.
- Wake up with an attitude of openness to something new.
- Keep your eyes open as you spend the day.
- Reflect on your new knowledge.
Join the fruit of failure
A curious and growing person approaches failure in a completely different way from someone who is not curious. Most people see failures and errors as signs of weakness. People who grow and develop see failure as a sign of progress, so they make failure their friend.
Stop looking for the right answer
There is always more than one solution to a problem.
If you believe that there is only one right solution, or you feel frustrated because you can’t find it, or if you think you found it, you usually stop looking and you may lose the best ideas. Moreover, when you land on what you consider the right answer, you become complacent.
Instead it should be …
- If it is not broken, how can I improve it?
- If it is not broken, when is it likely to break in the future?
- If it is not broken, how long will it take?
People with curiosity continue to ask questions and, consequently, continue to learn.
Get off the pedestal
If you’re going to ask questions and allow yourself to fail, sometimes you will seem silly. Most people don’t like this attitude. Curiosity often involves getting off the pedestal and learning humility.
Get out of the box
Good ideas are everywhere, but it’s hard to see them when you don’t look out of your shell. Instead of being confined, you should break the shell, get out and become a hunter of ideas. One of the keys to abundance is to have a solution-oriented mentality. The average person thinks he is positive, but he is not solution oriented.
Enjoy your life
Perhaps the best way to stay curious and keep growing is to enjoy life. When you have fun, the lines between work and play begin to fade. We do what we love and love what we do. Everything becomes a learning experience. When you are curious, the whole world opens up to you and there are few limits on what you can learn and how you can grow.