Day 1: The Edges of My Curiosity
Curiosity is that which exists beyond what we already know.
Behind the forest, beyond the mountains, under the surface of the lake.
It may be connected to what we are familiar with, but it involves knowledge, context, skills, or behaviour, that are as yet unknown.
Within Organisations, we may be curious about opportunities, about change, about challenges and competition. We may want to do known things better, or learn about new things to do!
Outside the Organisation we may be curious about knowledge for the sake of knowledge, or about skills to enable us to create, to share, to learn, or to amaze.
Curiosity drives us forward, beyond the edges of what we already know to be true.
What are you curious about?
Look at the systems and spaces around you, in any part of your life:
- What is familiar? – what makes it familiar? – does it feel safe? – does it ever surprise you?
- Are you consciously aware of the edges? – when you look at something, do you focus on what you know, or deliberately think about what lies beyond?
- Can you think of something that you used to be curious about, but it no longer makes you so?
Curiosity: My 1st 100 Days
Today i am #WorkingOutLoud sharing part of a book that i am working on. I have no publication date yet, nor full commitment to publish it, but i am enjoying playing with it! It takes the same approach as my previous book ‘Social Leadership: My 1st 100 Days’, in being structured around 100 days of activity.
‘Curiosity: My 1st 100 Days’ takes you on a guided, reflective journey, to build your own understanding of what Curiosity is, and how being curious can unlock both your, and others, potential.
Through questions, activities, challenges, and Action Days, it will help you to find your own path: to move beyond the familiar, to be curious, and to help those around you to find their energy and passion to learn.
We are all curious, but perhaps we find ourselves caught up and busy in everyday life.
By taking 3-5 minutes a day, for 100 days, i hope you can rediscover how Curiosity helps us to change everything, starting with ourselves.
I hope that you enjoy the journey, and that you share your discoveries as you go.