I once heard a speaker say, the quality of life will be determined on the good questions you are asking.” The amazing thing about asking questions is that it requires you being curious. I really never understood what is meant by “curiosity killed the cat.” I would think curiosity is the breath of life, which brings forth the traits of imagination, exploration and ingenuity maybe even being a genius. Consider this, Socrates, Leonardo da Vinci, Albert Einstein, Bill Gates and those that have influenced our society positively, first asked questions from a curious mind.
After some highs and lows from last year, I was determined for a breakthrough year so right after Christmas Day I left for a private two-day retreat with journal in hand and written out questions. Here are a few questions I asked myself. “What was learned from the past year that will make me a better person this coming year?” “How will I enrich my life so others can see me as a role model?” “Where will I discover the joy, the peace, the love and the added resources for my purpose in life?” For me, no gimmicks this year, just straight up questions from a place of curiosity. It is a sincere place where I am seeking answers for a celebrated life. Here are three tips to tap into your curiosity:
- STAYING AWARE: It is easy to hibernate and isolate after some hurtful and unexpected negative experiences. However, to improve your year ask yourself this question, what did I learn, what do I need to unlearn and relearn? It’s all about being aware of your learning and not repeating heartaches. I really related to this post recently, “Dear past thank you for all the lessons. Dear Future, I am ready!”
- STAYING ACTIVE: Yep! New and rejuvenating experiences are waiting for the person who stays active. Be assured nothing ever stays the same, so be ready when a new opportunity presents itself. When active the chemicals in your brain actually produce happy feelings and good vibrations. I like the saying, “You can’t reach second base while keeping your foot on first, so get moving!”
- STAYING ALIVE: This may not be you; however, a breakthrough year may be catching a little fever on a Saturday night on the dance floor. In other words, get out and celebrate. Break your year down seasonally; list 3 – 4 fun adventures, like a beach trip, attend a live play, go out to dinner’s more often, go hiking, biking, travel to a new place, throw a party, keep your schedule marked up and evaluate how much you are learning and be determined to grow and stay alive. Have a fabulous 2015!