Something so simple, it’s unnoticeable.
What is it?
Moolah. Dinero. Benjamins. Money!
Haha just kidding.
Actually, it’s curiosity.
Yes, really. Curiosity. I’m not kidding this time.
Hey! Don’t give me that disappointed look.
The one thing looked down upon the most is not lack of funds, certain clothing, or even an “education”. It’s not knowing
This egotistical bast…
Think about it. Nearly all problems stem from a lack of knowledge.
“What the fxxx? Steve, are you on drugs? Man, you’re a crazy fellow.”
Who told you that?! Uh… I mean, that is just a rumor.
Where was I? Oh yeah, your problems in the end come from not knowing.
“But you can’t always know everything in advanced“, you cry out loud.
However… I’d wager that for a majority of cases, the answer is within reach. Instead of exploring and searching further for it, you merely think about the problem in a broad sense for a few seconds and choose the first plan of attack that comes up.
And there’s a reason for that! A reason why you stop poking around your obstacle?
A lack of curiosity, that’s what!
Imagine yourself as a kid next to a magician in the process of performing a trick. The show ends and you can’t believe how he makes a pigeon appear out of thin air.
You immediately ask the kids around you but they’re as stunned as you are. You manage grab an audience with the trickster himself but he doesn’t offer a real answer. That whole week, you ask your parents, neighbors, teachers and anyone else you consider smart but no one seems to know. It’s not until Saturday evening while browsing online magic tutorial that you discover the secret revealing everything.
When you don’t know the answer to something, and you really want to know, nothing can stop you in finding it.
Think back to when you last were curious. How did you feel and act? Now listen to how the earlier scenarios would’ve played out differently.
are procrastinating, you spark your curiosity. Forget trying to do the same thing over and over like before with the same results. Rather this time, you really want to why this keeps tripping you over and over again.
What’s on your plate? i.e. What are all the different projects you think you need to get done? Which 1-3 must get done soon? What does the end result for each project look like? What are the major steps that come before the end result that you must do to achieve it? Now, think how can you force yourself to work on these few projects and complete them?
These are questions you could consider to see if you can’t knock this problem away.
Of course, these are all just examples but it offers a glimpse of how you are always in movement when you are curious. You thirst for knowledge doesn’t lower when you are curious.
Curiosity will pull you out of being still and passive and kick your butt into action. It’s your best friend into how you will go around an obstacle in your given conditions.
You see, when you are ignorant, you are in darkness. Only curiosity has the power to force you out of it.
“But how do I become curious, Steve?”.
Well, first, what is being curious all about? _Curiosity comes from realizing you don’t know something and quickly forming a question. (Usually in your head)
Take this as an example
So what you must do is become aware of what you don’t know (or when your view of something is murky). Then you must crystallize this enigma by forming a specific question and writing it down. Of course, followed by looking for the answer.
I suggest staring at it as many times throughout the day. It’ll bother you to have a question staring you in the face.
As you know, questions tend to lead to more questions but along the route you’ll pick up answers and move closer to finding a complete answer that works for you. Now it’s these answers along the way that slowly brings clarity to a problem little by little. Continue asking questions and you’ll eventually better understand a problem.
“All that with simple questions? Sweet potatoes, Steve! I never thought of it that way. You’re not that slow and stupid.
You are darn right… hey!
You’re probably asking yourself what all this is doing on the homepage. Well, this is the underlying theme of my whole website: I know squat and…
“Haha I knew it”
Shut up for a moment.
I hardly know squat and this section of my website is my way of asking questions and answering it myself in order to find clarity into problems that I come across. As you can guess, I am a highly curious person so follow along.