What are you still curious about? Is your curiosity growing? When we were children, our curiosity was unlimited. But for many of us, we learned to ask less questions. We lost the ability to fall easily into wonder. What if we were intentional about possibility??
It’s about being open to possibility, without attachment to a particular outcome…. It’s about letting our guards down and welcoming in the unknown, weaving intricate webs and connecting and everyone we encounter.” Sue Abuelsamid
What intrigues me most about Sue is her Curiosity Project. Do you get bored of talking about the same old thing all the time? How often do you find yourself wondering how to start a more engaging conversation with someone? What Sue has done, is created a list of questions to open up meaningful conversations. We had coffee recently in an upscale Vancouver neighborhood, and she gave me the gift of deeper conversation openers on pocket cards. This is the Curiosity Project. So when you see me next, ask me about the Curiosity Project. I can’t wait to see what card we get!!
“We could be curious, because we were unrestrained: we had stars above us and trees around us and anything was possible.” Sue Abuelsamid
“Scarcity thinking is an attitude” – Zander
Where is your imagination limiting you? What would you do if you dreamed a little bigger? If you could do ANYTHING, and you knew you wouldn’t fail, what would it be?
Talking to a close friend in a tree house recently, we agreed that anytime you can spend more time being in alignment with your values, that is worthwhile. I used to limit myself by 100% thinking. Unless I could be a full time professional writer, I wouldn’t write at all. Well, I still need to earn a living somehow, so how can I create space to do more of what I love? Many of the things that are worth doing take a long time to build. What if that is ok? What if I am willing to give myself the gift of time? What might that look like?
“Limitations and boundaries only exist at the places where you stop going beyond. If you never stop, then you go beyond boundaries, beyond limitations, beyond the sense of the restricted self.” – Singer
What are your limitations? Where are you stopping yourself? What are you allowing to get in your way?
What are you willing to imagine yourself doing that you have never done yet? What are you willing to fail at until you succeed? If there is a cost to pay, who are you willing to BE?
When I was a young man, I started my first company in an industry where I was guaranteed to make a good living. Over a decade of my time went into tackling challenges that I cared about, but I didn’t CARE about. It got repetitive. The work was good, and the people were good, but I was out of alignment. There was something bigger out there that would stretch and grow me in the ways that I needed to grow. Asking the question over and over again, I never came up with a clear answer to where I was meant to be.
Burnout happens, not because we’re trying to solve problems, but because we’ve been trying to solve the same problem over and over again. Susan Scott
So I did something that I would never have recommended. I stopped working. I created space in my life, and new opportunities and connections arose. As I made choices that brought me into alignment with who I am, it became clear who I am meant to be, and what that looks like in the world.
Have you ever felt burned out? Where are you out of alignment? What do you wish you were doing that you are not doing now?