Every minute on earth we waste around 1.4 quintillion Joules of potential energy from the sun. We still can’t calculate how much energy and potential is lost from human curiosity… but what if we can do something about it?
My curiosity suggests we can. What if the following are true:
- curiosity is a natural resource that can be transformed into energy; and
- using designed processes (Curiosity-Based Thinking) we can harness our curiosity for better lives
Curiosity as a natural resource? That might be ok for hippy-dippy elementary teachers, but why would a business owner, entrepreneur, or executive responsible for leading teams through multi-billion dollar decisions care about curiosity, much less base their thinking on it?
Anecdotally, we know how important curiosity is in the processes of learning and life, right? Yet everywhere you go after you leave home for school or work, your curiosity is encouraged to remain shut off and as silent as possible. Not a good feeling…
What if there was something you could do about it?
The science is out on curiosity and what it can do for you. Now, it’s up to you to start the doing; and there are so many ways to do it!
Curiosity can be activated in a very short amount of time, and with regular practice, these short bursts of intentional curiosity will have downstream payoffs in the form of better ideas, better execution of those ideas, and greater enjoyment during the process of each.
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