“Curiosity is, in great and generous minds, the first passion and the last.” ~Samuel Johnson
Having just spent a week with my two year old grandson, I am reminded of the positive payoffs of curiosity.
It’s an attitude of openness and accessibility that initiates learning and underscores collaboration.
And if one is truly curious, it produces an internal experience of wonder; we even use the word to describe it:
“I wonder what this does?”
“I wonder how that works?”
“I wonder what will happen if I do/say this?”
Wonder contains not an ounce of worry. There’s no room; it is pushed aside by delight.
Curiosity –> Wonder –> Delight
It’s a natural progression.
And a valuable perspective to remember at anytime.
Or even all the time.