Next time you're around small children, watch how they engage the world around them. It's inspiring. It really is. There's a discovery around every corner, and everything is wondrous and new.
Here's a question for you: On a scale of 1 to 10, how curious are you? How often do you take a look around you and say, "Hmmm. I wonder...?" I wonder how. I wonder why. I wonder when. For many adults, much of life has started to feel familiar and known. As a result, they start to lose a lot of that sense of curiosity and wonder along the way.
And that's a shame, because curiosity keeps life fresh. And not only does it keep life fresh, it keeps it rich with potential and possibility.
Try this: Take frequent holidays from "the way things are." Make a habit of wondering why, and wondering how. Take a look around you. Where is there potential for curiosity? What do you want to know more about? What assumptions are you making that you can explore with fresh eyes? How might someone else see your world?
The more curiosity you can bring to your life, the more energy you'll feel and the more possibilities you'll discover.
After years as a professional malcontent, Curt Rosengren discovered the power of passion. As a speaker, author, and coach, Rosengren helps people create careers that energize and inspire them. His book 101 Ways to Get Wild About Work and his E-book The Occupational Adventure Guide offer people tools for turning dreams into reality. Rosengren's blog, The M.A.P. Maker , explores how to craft a life of meaning, abundance, and passion.