“Joyful is the person who finds wisdom, the one who gains understanding” (Proverbs 3:13 NLT)
The alarm goes off an hour before you normally get up. As you’re laying there what are you feeling?
What if you were six and it’s Christmas day?
What if you’re going on a trip for pleasure?
Why does the context of Christmas or an anticipated trip change the answer to that question?
Curiosity. You don’t know exactly what you are going to find in the scenarios. You have hopes, dreams, and anticipations, but curiosity drives you to go on the adventure to figure out what is going to happen.
What would happen if you woke up every day with a curiosity for adventure in your life? Would the alarm going off every morning change your outlook on the day? I believe it would.
Waking up each day with a curiosity to figure out what is going to happen, and what you are going to learn, makes the day exciting! It’s only when we lose that sense of curiosity and feel that the day is routine, that hitting the snooze button or rolling over and going back to bed sounds more appealing.
Put curiosity to the test. For the next seven days before you go to bed right out what you are hoping to discover the next day. Then wake up with an attitude of openness to something new. Keep your eyes and ears open as you go throughout the day. Before you go to bed, reflect on your day and what you have learned.