Curiouser and Curiouser…
Remember this line from Alice in Wonderland?
This week I’ve been reminded of this phrase from two different sources which makes me think I should pay attention to what it means for me! What does it mean for you?
The first source was from Stephenie Zamora’s Awesome Life Tips that I receive in my inbox every single day. This one was from last Sunday:
“Be curious about others (and that doesn’t mean be nosy). Seek to understand who they are, where they’re coming from and why they think or feel the way they do. We’re all so amazing and different…by using curiosity to learn about others, you’re expanding yourself in ways you can’t even imagine.”
I have a new friend here in Arizona who I’ve observed in and around all sorts of people from kids to older adults and she is constantly asking them questions to get to know them better. What an amazing gift! She has taken Stephenie’s tip to heart.
The second source was the book “Undaunted” by Kara Goldin who is the Founder and CEO of Hint Water that I’ve been fortunate enough to have on my podcast, Lauri’s Lemonade Stand. I finished it yesterday!
For Kara, being curious was a natural gift that she kept on cultivating throughout her life. It helped her decide which job to take, which college to attend, when it was time to move on from one chapter of her life and into another. Ultimately, it was the foundation (curiosity and lots of grit!!) that kept her creating what I would consider the healthiest and tastiest water out there!
The takeaway for me has been to never stop asking questions or making connections with people. Be resourceful, be kind, be curious, ask why like any two year old can’t stop doing!