Curiosity & Creativity

CuriosityIt’s been said that “curiosity kills the cat,” but when it comes to being creative, curiosity is mandatory! According to statistics, humans are innately curious, but for some that may not be true! If you find yourself struggling to unleash your inquisitive side – we have some tips that may help!

Devised by life coach, Daniel Wallen, these tips could help you live a happier and more successful life, while increasing your creativity! Following is what Wallen suggests to boost your curiosity:

  1. Eliminate “I’m bored” from your vocabulary – The more you say you’re bored, the less opportunity your mind has to grow.
  2. Search for the positive in all situations – If you expect something to be dreadfully boring, it will be. If you tell yourself you will have no fun, you won’t.
  3. Question everything – Life is full of questions to ask. Live in the present and notice things that fascinate you most.
  4.  Do something different – Do you usually listen to hard rock while you work? Try to work while listening to smooth jazz, classical music, or R&B.
  5. Conquer fear – Change can be a scary thing when we become so used to a routine that we don’t even have to think about it. The more curious you are, the less afraid you will be.

Click here for more on each of these! And, remember the words of Walt Disney, “When you’re curious, you find lots of interesting things to do.”

Thanks to everyone who attended our Open-Mic discussion on Dr. Brené Brown’s findings on vulnerability and wholeheartedness. Good discussion!  See a handful of photos in the “Open-Mic” area of this blog.

 – The IDEAWorks® Team

 

“I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.”

~Albert Einstein

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