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May 26, 2020
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Curiosity helps to fuel our imagination.
“It is not greed that drives the world, but envy.”
The first step to deal with an uncomfortable feeling is acceptance.
We all have an innate sense of curiosity that we can cultivate. It starts with asking questions. The most brilliant minds spend their entire lives asking questions about confounding issues. Leonardo’s mission in life was a pursuit of truth and beauty, which led to his own inquisitiveness.
A good character cannot be developed without a proper understanding and implementation of all three Stoic disciplines, which are:
Think of yourself like many of the ancient Stoics did: An eternal student of life, dedicated to learning as long as you live. This keeps you humble and encourages you to learn from the best in your field.
However, it pays to look both up and down the chain: take some time to mentor and teach others. Going back to beginners and helping them exposes you to the full spectrum of skill levels and is another way to restrain your ego.
The more intelligent you are, the more likely you are to find yourself procrastinating. If you’re someone with a high-intelligence, you’re able to see the repercussions of any task, you realise that it might be boring or difficult, therefore, you put it off for something that might be more stimulating.
So it’s the over-thinking of any task that leads us to procrastinate, if only we could all just begin work on a task without conceptualising what it will entail.
There are a few tricks that can give you an immediate confidence boost in the short term.
Most people naturally think in monologue form.
One voice jumps around from thought to thought to thought.
For example, it might go: "What should I have for lunch, what did I eat yesterday, I can’t believe yesterday went by so fast, time is weird, I wonder what time feels like at the speed of light."
Exposing yourself to unique points of view is a good way to spark constant curiosity and to stay open-minded.
Well-read people understand that there are always multiple ways to look at a problem and multiple lenses with which to view the world.