A Curiosity-Based Thinking approach to bring the thunder to your Thursdays
What if Thursdays were "Treasure Hunt Day" and there was a hidden treasure somewhere to be found during your day?
What if Thursdays were a day for only volunteering and community service?
What if Thursdays were "Fantasy Day" and you could bring any fantasy creature to life?
What if Thursdays were a day for only learning new skills?
What if Thursdays were "Foodie Day" and you could try any food from around the world?
What if Thursdays were a day for only discussing new ideas and brainstorming?
What if Thursdays were a day for finding inspiration from nature or other fields?
What if Thursdays were a day for only organizing and decluttering?
What if you make your Thursday as historic as these Thursdays from history:
The First Successful Transatlantic Telegraph Cable Was Laid (August 5, 1858):
On a Thursday, the first telegraph cable was laid across the Atlantic Ocean, connecting Europe and North America and revolutionizing global communication.
The Boston Tea Party (December 16, 1773):
This act of rebellion, in which American colonists protested against British taxation by throwing tea into Boston Harbor, was a significant event leading up to the American Revolution, it was carried out on a Thursday.
The Signing of the Declaration of Independence (July 4, 1776):
On a Thursday, the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence, which marked the beginning of the American Revolution and the birth of the United States of America.
The First Successful Flight of the Wright Brothers (December 17, 1903):
On a Thursday, Orville and Wilbur Wright successfully flew the first powered aircraft, the Wright Flyer, in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, marking the beginning of the aviation age.
The Opening of the First New York City Subway (October 27, 1904):
On a Thursday, the first subway line in New York City opened to the public, marking a significant step forward in urban transportation and infrastructure.
The Battle of Midway (June 4, 1942):
The Battle of Midway was a crucial naval battle during World War II that took place on a Thursday. It was a decisive victory for the United States over Japan and marked the turning point of the war in the Pacific.
The Founding of the National Organization for Women (June 30, 1966):
On a Thursday, a group of women, led by Betty Friedan, founded the National Organization for Women, a leading feminist organization that played a major role in the American women's rights movement.
The Fall of the Berlin Wall (November 9, 1989):
On a Thursday, the Berlin Wall, which had separated East and West Germany, was opened, marking the end of the Cold War and the reunification of Germany.
Curious why more curiosity is great for whatever you are doing?
Curiosity is a bio-hack. As Dr. Huberman points out, the act of getting curious releases dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephrine simultaneously to produce a unique effect on the human body and brain. Learning how to harness and leverage this “hack” gives you a tremendous advantage in getting more done in whatever you are doing and finding greater satisfaction in what comes from it.
Curiosity can be so many things, it is easy to get lost in its power and potential. To simplify things here's a quick list of just some of what we know curiosity can do. Enjoy and stay curious!
Curious people are less anxious
Curious people are less timid
Curious people are not as defensive during initial counters with strangers
Curious people have less aggressive actions to perceived triggers
Curious people have improved conflict resolution skills
Curious people have enhanced motivation to put themselves in another's shoes
Curious people have less attachment to their own ideas
Curious people have an increased interest in others' ideas
Curious people are more likely to receive social support at work
Curious people are more effective at building connections at work
Curious people are more effective at building trust at work
Curious people are more committed to their teams at work
Be sure to follow along with What If Curiosity as I will dive deeper with more specific examples and actions for how you can take a Curiosity-Based Thinking approach to learn, get, and enjoy more out of all you do.
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