I always remember the saying when I was younger that “curiosity killed the cat, information brought it back”. It was always something that your Grandma said and you repeated it because it made a great chant with your friends. I didn’t understand it then and I understand it even less now. Surely curiosity is a great thing? Its a wonderful thing! Curiosity leads us to discovery. Discovery of new things. Curiosity enables us to question why? It makes us think that there may be a better way to do things. It is about being open to new ideas and new ways of working.
Curiosity is at the heart of creativity. It is what encourages us to travel – ” I always wondered what Paris was like in the Spring?” and experience new things – ” Lets try the food at the new Moroccan restaurant”. Curiosity engages our brain, it engages our heart, it enables to expand our world view and make our lives a lot more fun. Its a wonderful business skill as well.
So get curious, get out there! Ask why? Ask why not? Get out and see how much fun a little curiosity can bring you and what it can bring to your business. Remember, the cat didn’t most likely die of curiosity, most likely old age.