“Curiosity is the very basis of education and if you tell me that curiosity killed the cat, I say only the cat died nobly.” ~ Arnold Edinborough
Last week I focused on using curiosity for self inquiry. Today, we’re looking at how curiosity can be used as a tool to improve your relationships and your results.
Quick, think back to the last time you were annoyed with someone. Maybe a coworker disappointed you, or family member did something completely inappropriate. How did you react? Did you get angry, frustrated or hurt?
Imagine bringing curiosity to that same situation. What belief motivated their action? What was the underlying good in their decision to do what they did? What were they trying to accomplish?
When you come at your relationships with curiosity, willing to ask these questions with an open mind, you often discover common ground and compassion for others.