There’s something sobering about realizing that not everyone sees the world the way you do. Sometimes, an outsider can take one look at your half empty glass – leaking all over the floor – and see it overflowing with possibility. We cannot succeed and evolve by solely looking inward, by taking things at face value. Sure, we need to be aware of our strengths and weaknesses but we also, and maybe just as importantly, need to recognize and acknowledge the strengths and weaknesses of those around us if we want to communicate with them effectively.
My challenge to you as you navigate this road called life and find out what sets you compass, is to be curious about everyone and everything around you. Talk to new people, find out what their hobbies are, ask questions, develop new habits, stretch yourself both personally and professionally. Only by being curious can we continue to learn and grow from one another. I think Dr. Einstein said it best:
I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.
Be passionately curious…because you never know when someone or something might show you an entirely new perspective that changes the way you view yourself, your career, or the world around you.
Don’t settle for knowing, strive for wonder.