Everything you need to find joy and fulfillment in life is within your reach–literally.
All you have to do is get off your seat, and put yourself in position to grasp it.
I’ve learned over and again that when I put myself out there, good things are more likely to happen for me than when I sit on my sofa and wonder why I’m not getting anywhere.
You, too, huh?
I drift into routines. Routines have benefits, but they can result in mindless, rote behaviors that dull our sensitivity to what’s happening around us.
So, let’s shake it up a bit.
I discovered Jessica Hagy’s work on such an outing. Here’s the story.
I was visiting a friend one weekend and we were about to settle into our routine of watching our favorite political pundits on cable TV. When I said, “I’m bored. Let’s do something different.”
“Like what?” she asked.
“I don’t know. Let’s just get in the car and drive somewhere,” I said.
“OK,” she agreed.
So we did.
Within the hour, we drove into a small town a few miles down the road where we found a combo coffee shop and curio store and decided to stop for a cup of coffee.
While milling around, sipping my coffee, I spied a book title displayed on an old crate used as a merchandise display (a technique often used in curio stores). The title read, How to Be Interesting (in 10 simple steps).
I so want to be interesting, and if I can do it in 10 or fewer steps, so much the better.
I was curious and bought the book. And that’s how I discovered Jessica Hagy, the author, and her work. Click here and save yourself the trip to the curio store.
The very first chapter is, “Go exploring,” (See how that works?). She offers some ways to be creatively curious. I’ll not spoil the fun of learning her secrets for yourself.
There is, by the way, a direct correlation between being interested and being interesting.
Henry Miller, a trendsetting author, advised, “Develop an interest in life as you see it; the people, things, literature, music – the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself.”
Then, share your interests with others. It encourages them to share their’s with you. Before you know it, everything just got more interesting.
Curious . . . how that happens.
The INPowered are seekers. They want to know what’s happening in the world around them. They want to engage with different ideas, people, cultures, tastes, nature, and ways of understanding and knowing each other.
Take an interest in becoming more creatively curious.