Shaping Your Future Weekly Memo:
Fertile Ground: Lessons on Curiosity From My Five Year Old Son
JANUARY 27, 2016
Shaping Your Future is a free weekly memo that provides readers with practical and applicable tips for uncovering their future success. Readers are challenged to re-imagine their personal and professional narratives, goals, and objectives, and re-invent their lives and work in a manner consistent with their new vision of the future.
I, like my father, am what my wife and mother refer to as a "rut man." In my day-to-day life, I like to make things easy by narrowing my options and going with what works. Whether it be the meals I eat, the products I use, or what I do for entertainment, there's no need to waste time trying something new when I can just stick to what has worked in the past (a behavior that I always eschew in my professional work).
In that moment I was encouraged, as I now hope to encourage you, to be a little more curious. As adults it's easy to try to maintain an illusion of control over our lives by avoiding opportunities to grow and expand, while the world around us continues to rapidly change. But if you don't jump in and try on a new idea once in awhile, in a few years you'll find yourself special ordering your toothpaste and deodorant online like my father (sorry, Dad). This week, try to remember that while your body may have stopped growing, your mind is fertile ground.
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