Curiosity is One Igniter of True Passion.
This is the first in a series of 6 post on the most important forces that drive passion now.
Passion Force 1-Curiosity. 2-Challenge. 3- Legacy. 4-Faith. 5-Altruism 6-Epiphany.
Passion Force 1 – Curiosity
One igniter of true passion that gets us excited is curiosity.
We that have children understand this quiet well when we are bombarded with the many ‘Why daddy?’ or ‘Why Mother?’ questions from our small children. I encourage you to always help you child, or anyone that has honest questions, to find honest answers.
We ask ourselves questions…How does this work? Why does something happen? How does lightning occur? What happens if you add this ingredient to the formula? Which route will discover new lands? The human mind is programmed to question everything around it. Questions are the igniter of true passion..the driving force behind our success.
Discoveries take place when this curiosity becomes a passionate driving force. It takes on a relentless unstoppable energy which will not rest until a solution is found. Thomas Alva Edison tried out thousands of versions of the electric light bulb until he came up with one that worked. Madame Curie and her husband Pierre Curie spent all their lives unlocking the secrets of radioactivity.
Steve Jobs’ search for a better computer user interface finally gave us the Apple computer with the now familiar graphical user interface using icons, which eventually spread to the whole world of computing in the form of Microsoft’s Windows.
Christopher Columbus, Vasco da Gama, Roald Amundsen and all the great explorers of the world traveled passionately in the quest of conquering new land for humanity.
After centuries of looking up at the moon, Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin actually walked on the lunar surface. Nothing can stop the force of curiosity and the determination that it fires up. Curiosity is the number one igniter of true passion.
Success stories in school or the workplace often arise out of the sheer desire for knowledge. An employee may find he knows nothing about a particular field and begins learning it to satisfy his own curiosity. Soon he becomes passionate about the subject and has mastered it. Now, he wants to teach the world a few new things about the subject.
Be inquisitive about your surroundings. Ask questions, seek knowledge, and never stop learning.
I’ve heard the saying that when you stop learning you start dying. I’m not quiet ready to die. There is too much to learn. Let your curiosity be the driving force, the igniter of true passion in your life.
So step out of your ‘known zone’ and venture into the unknown. There just may be a discovery waiting there, with your name written on it.