The Importance of Curiosity
"Thank you for letting me exercise my curiosity," said Jim Collins to Tim Ferriss before the host could even start the podcast. Jim turned the tables on the host. He could not help himself; he was busting to ask questions of Tim. It is why Jim Collins, author of New York Times bestsellers Built To Last, and Good To Great, has been such a successful and prolific writer. Curiosity, like everything else, has to be worked. It’s a discipline, it needs to be part of your DNA, and you need to exercise it in every conversation daily. Sadly we are born with a voracious curiosity and imagination but as we grow up and get into the corporate world that curiosity, creativity and sense of enquiry fades. Don’t believe me? Listen to any conversation around you in a coffee shop, on an aeroplane, at dinner or a boardroom table and count how many questions are asked versus how many statements are made. The interview with Jim Collins on The Tim Ferriss show is full of great actions to exercise your curiosity and in doing so improve your productivity and performance. © GB
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