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Take the next 28 or so breaths slowly and reflect deeply on your life. I hope these words help you grow in you the most valuable treasure in life: wisdom. Wisdom grows imperceptibly but flourishes like a mighty oak, standing the test of time
WoW 110: On curiosity improving your questions. Questions, Part 4
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Curiosity is simple but incredible.
Curiosity means you are open-minded.
Curiosity means you are open to having empathy.
Curiosity means you can improve your connection with whoever you are talking to.
Curiosity means you can grow and experience powerful transformation.
Without curiosity you are close-minded, think you know best, and are shut down to someone else having a different experience than your own.
When you're curious, you open the door to possibility.
Every conversation is an opportunity to be curious.
Familiarity with a person or an idea can tempt you to stop being curious.
So continue to work on feeding your curiosity, seeking to learn, and practicing asking questions.
If you want more intimacy, trust, insights, creativity, and joy, grow your curiosity.
Make curiosity your super power.
One of the most powerful ways to grow in curiosity is by asking intentional questions.
Listen with intense curiosity and ask intentional questions. It is one of the most profound ways you can love.
"My greatest skill was being teachable."
Roland Lazenby quoting Michael Jordan in his book, Michael Jordan: A Life
"You must be intensely curious about why things are the way they are to imagine the better ways they could become."
Scott Berlin, The Dance of the Possible
How curious am I in this conversation?
What follow up question can I ask?
How else might I approach this situation?
What are the possibilities here?
What’s important about that to you?
Can you tell me more about that?
What is the story that led to that (decision/event/idea/outcome)?
Is there something that you’d like me to do differently?
What is not being said?
What is here that you want to explore?
What other options are there?
What do you make of it?
(Use these questions as a journal prompt and prayers this week)
Growing your curiosity in one area can help you in another. Practice being curious today and asking others intentional questions.
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