Curiosity may have killed the cat, but it could be our saving grace. When we allow ourselves to get curious…really intrigued…about the things that bring us joy, it can lead to more fulfilling jobs, exciting days, and a life that feels on track.
Curiosity is a direct path to finding our true selves – and what we were uniquely created to do.
I’ve been told many times and in various ways that “passion” is the way forward. When we find our passion, we find our purpose.
For me, that always felt like such a big commitment. I feel pretty passionate about lots of things, so it’s hard for me to nail down the one thing I need to do. And that leaves me feeling stuck.
I found myself reading Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert recently and was nudged out of my boring stuck-ness with her thoughts about curiosity.
She encourages us to relax about it all and simply “Do whatever brings you to life. Follow your own fascinations, obsessions, and compulsions. Trust them. Create whatever causes a revolution in your heart.”
Finding our passion, and subsequently our life’s purpose, doesn’t have to be singular or come through a grand epiphany. All it takes is a little self awareness and an internal nudge to take action. And that’s the key. Act on what makes you smile, and see where it takes you. It doesn’t have to immediately turn into a money making opportunity or personal mission statement.
Start by cheering yourself up with fun stuff to do. If you still feel stuck, think about the answers to questions like:
- What would you do with an extra 15 minutes in the day – all “adulting” aside?
- What topic do you Google most often?
- Which Pinterest board has the most pins?
- What issues get you really fired up?
- What was the last thing that made you laugh until you cried?
- What activity makes you lose track of time?
Let your intuition take the front seat, and see what pops up. Use these answers as clues. Get curious about the “why” behind each of these answers. Follow those leads.
Elizabeth Gilbert reminds us that “the universe buries strange jewels deep within us all, and then stands back to see if we can find them.”
I love that. Let’s go see what we can uncover!
To help boost our motivation, I rounded up some of my favorite quotes about the topic. Feel free to Pin, share, or download as wallpaper on your phone to keep them top of mind. >>
Here’s to a day spent in constant curiosity…and discovery!