Curiosity might be the most powerful of the 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth. Curiosity helps us not only to discover ourselves but also to think of the world and people around us.
Curiosity will draw others in. Yes, because they’re curious about you. But more importantly, when you show a curiosity of them, people open up and want to share about themselves.
A time in my life when I was more curious about any other person in the world was when I
started dating the woman who would become my wife. We spent hours hanging out asking each other questions, discovering each other's values, and talking about beliefs that we had in life. It was a wonderful time of exploration and discovery developed because of curiosity.
A few years into my marriage, however, things began to get a little rocky. As we tried to work through what was going on to cause a disconnect between my wife and me, she asked a very pointed question, “Why don’t you pursue me the same way you did when we were dating?”
It occurred to me that while we were dating, I was pursuing her. But after I married her, I no longer felt the need to pursue her. After all, I had won my prize! The truth is, I just stopped being curious about my wife. And she reminded me that she is an ever-changing person. The depths of which I will never totally discover.
Thankfully, we were able to work through the struggle. periodically or when rocky times surface, I remind myself that I need to be curious about my bride. Curiosity not only catches your bride, but it will help strengthen your marriage and make your spouse feel they are still valued.
Curiosity is like a muscle that needs to be exercised or you will lose it. Curiosity connects you to others, helps you to discover, and provides you with an avenue for adventure. Without curiosity, you will become stagnate just like marriages can stagnate. Marriages that reach this point rarely last and a life without curiosity, becomes very dull.
Curiosity helps us not only to discover ourselves but also to think of the world and people around us. Curiosity is what draws people to you. In other words, it is what bonds others to you.
Go, outlive your limits!