Life is never dull for a curious person. Curiosity is also the catalyst of innovation and a curious mindset will help you to seek out challenges and new experiences which will broaden your horizons and open the door to a whole host of exciting opportunities.
Here are 5 powerful reasons for adopting a curious mindset:
1. Better brain health
The urge to explore and seek out new things will help you to remain vigilant and gain knowledge about your constantly changing environment. This may explain why your brain is evolved to release dopamine and other feel-good chemicals when you encounter new things.
2. Improved intelligence
Curiosity is the engine of intellectual achievement and those who are more interested in a topic will learn faster and prime the brain better for learning. Curiosity is associated with high performance in both academic and work settings and there is an increasing amount of evidence that suggests that the more you learn, the more you want to learn.
3. Cultivate positive relationships
Let’s face it; we all like to feel as if people are interested in us. It is something that we value in our friendships. Curiosity can help you to be more empathetic because you are making an effort to really find out about someone else by questioning rather than just taking everything at face value. In turn, this helps you to understand and care more deeply.
4. Solve problems
Curious minds are active minds, and active minds become smart minds. Curiosity is associated with intelligence, creativity and problem-solving ability. Curious people cultivate interesting and creative environments for themselves as they seek out new experiences and are open to exploring new ideas and possibilities.
5. Never get bored
Curious people rarely find life boring because there is always something new to explore and discover. Any event can be turned into something fascinating by sharpening your observation skills and giving your attention to something you would normally miss.
Curiosity is the wick in the candle of learning.William Arthur Ward
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Some of the organisations that Liggy works with include the BBC, the NHS, Macmillan Cancer Support, the World Trade Organisation, the United Nations, Sainsbury’s, The Walt Disney Company, Ralph Lauren and various universities and public sector organisations.
Liggy believes that the diversity of the clients she works with provides her with a tremendous insight into the challenges that people currently face across all sectors.
Her current book, Resilience: How To Cope When Everything Around You Keeps Changing, is a practical and accessible guide for coping with change and offers advice on how to recover and flourish through challenging times. The guiding principles in the book have just been televised for a series with the BBC world service due out in 2019.