Being curious can be a great thing. As an enneagram 5, I’m kind of wired to be curious, and most people in my life would agree. I like to know the “why” behind so many things, and this blog is a place where I unpack and share much of that.
In “Steal Like An Artist“, author Austin Kleon seems to agree, and he puts it this way:
“Be curious about the world in which you live. Look things up. Chase down every reference. Go deeper than anybody else–that’s how you’ll get ahead.”
Whether you want to have an insane process for your notes and blog every day is one thing, but simply being curious about the world around you is almost certainly in your best interest. Whatever your area of expertise is, each layer deeper that you can understand and unpack it, the more beneficial it will be for your skills.
Plus, curiosity is often fun! Digging into the “why” behind the things that you discover will generally lead to the amazing people behind the initial idea, or the stroke of luck that brought something into existence. It can be a little dangerous to waste time going down rabbit holes, but injecting a bit more curiosity into your life has a great chance of making it a little bit better.