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Monday, January 28, 2013

THE GREAT ARE CURIOUS

The following comes from "177 Mental Toughness Secrets of the World Class" by Steve Siebold:

The great ones are always curious, because they are always looking for an edge.  At the root of their curiosity is the belief that one new idea, or one new twist on an old idea could launch to the next level.  While average people tend to take things at face value, world class performers are curious to know how and why something works in an effort to make new distinctions that may benefit them.  Champions have a childlike curiosity, and tend to approach the world with a mindset that says, "teach me."  They approach their work with the mindset of a beginner -- eager to learn and open to new ideas.  Champions are masters at learning from other people's experiences because they always asking questions.  Their curiosity accelerates their growth through lessons learned vicariously.
 
"Curiosity is one of the most permanent and
certain characteristics of the vigorous intellect."
-Samuel Johnson