Curiosity killed the cat

A lot of people kill curiosity from the very first moments of our existence. Then, school also kills it by its people and the system that always has to keep up with a curricula, a timetable and the textbooks. There is never time to be curious, to discover new things or to ask questions. And, even when you do, there’s always someone trying to put you back into your place, call your question stupid and to demand to stop wasting time and get back to what you are supposed to do.

When we grow older we’re already used to keep in line. There’s always work to do, activities required to be done and there’s no time to waste with anything outside of the daily routine. There is rarely time to be curious, to explore, to see what’s new and what you enjoy.

But curiosity is what makes us grow. This is how we extend our horizons, how we expand our knowledge and capabilities. All our evolution was based on the desire to know, to understand, to experiment. Curiosity (even if you think about the Mars rover) is what pushed us to where we are right now and what’s going to keep us moving forward and evolve as individuals, society and race.

Curiosity killed the cat… but satisfaction brought it back.

Success is…

being a billionaire.

saving as many people as possible.

being famous.

owning a Ferrary.

having a family and two kids.

changing the world.

discovering the cure for HIV.

being happy.

Success is whatever you want it to be. We are all different and success is different for each of us. You might define how successful you are by a lot of different things. The only way to judge if you are successful and how successful you are, is by comparison with what your definition of success is.

Stop taking other people’s definition of success and comparing yourself to that. You can be successful without even knowing it, but miss it by trying to be successful by some other person’s definition of success.

5 ways to get out of your comfort zone

Try something you have never done before.

Work-related or not, try to do something new. If you’re a coder try a new programming language. Or even better, try writing something. The more different it is from what you usually do, the better it will be. You might discover something you like, something interesting and develop some skills you never had.

Remember something you have always wanted to do and never had the courage to.

Did you want to try bungee jumping? Or ask a particular girl out? Did you fancy singing karaoke? Or dream of speaking in front of a big audience? We all have things on our list which we have never tried just because of fear. It’s time to get up and do it! Once you overcome fear you will be able to do things you never imagined you could do.

Go to someone near you and ask what you can help them with.

Ask someone on the street, in the office, a friend of yours if they need help with anything. It’s the perfect opportunity to connect and interact.

Stop smoking, eating sweets, using the internet, drinking coffee or whatever addictions you have, for a day.

We are what we eat. We are what we drink. We are what we repeatedly do. Try changing some of your habits in order to change yourself.

Do something foolish, childish, stupid.

We all need some time to do crazy things; to go wild; to have foolish fun and forget about all the worries, stress, problems. Go bananas!

In order to get something you never had, you must do something you have never done before.