Curiosity is the key to learning. You’re never too old to learn and grow, and to develop more satisfaction and meaning in your work and your life.
Catch yourself when blame and reactivity arise, and instead of quickly dismissing what you don’t like, approach it with curiosity.
What would happen if you don’t respond with negativity and simply ask questions to learn more?
You might learn something new that could change a pattern you’ve been caught in. You might understand things in a new way.
When someone does something you don’t like or consider wrong, instead of blaming them and quickly shutting the door, ask genuine questions to gather more information.
To the person:
What was your intention?
What were you hoping for?
When have I felt this way or had this kind of reaction in the past?
What’s different now?
What am I assuming this means?
What else might it mean?
You might discover something new that leads you to a different conclusion.
Curiosity opens doors. Blame closes them.
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In addition to my regular leadership blog, I offer “Thursday Thoughts” – reminders of simple truths and food for thought.
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