Expand Your Comfort Zone: Day 5 - Building Curiosity
The number one thing I love about children is that they have no filter and they say and ask whatever comes to their mind. They show genuine curiosity.
They are fearless in their desire to find out "why" things are the way they are. We all have one thing in common: we all started our lives in that state of mind but as we begin to live our lives, adults impose their life experience upon us and we become subject to their ability to educate.
But what was it that gave us that curiosity? It was the absence of the knowledge of restrictive boundaries, social rules/constructs, and absence in the fear that we would be considered unintelligent or that we WOULDNT get the answer we seek.
There's a saying that goes: youth is wasted on the young. Meaning that if we had access to a youthful state of being in older age, it could be utilized in a more beneficial way.
You only are bound to the restrictions you give yourself, though. This is probably the number 1 reason why we have such restricted comfort zones.
The income from trading is what is referred to as "F*%k you money". This means that, in essence, you can literally say f*%k you to all the restrictions that life has placed upon you AND STILL be able to earn an income that is satisfactory to you.
You do not need a customer, you do not need a platform, you do not need friends and family, and you do not need to be a pleasant person to be around to make money in this industry. What it all really comes down to is that you must release your restrictions so that you can gain a BOUNDLESS mentality when it comes to how you gain knowledge and earn income.
So with that said, let's get into building curiosity through childlike wonder.
Imagine being able to approach making income with a mentality that was never given any restrictions. Take time to work on your mental restrictions today.
If you could BE just as rich as Jeff Bezos, how big would that leaf pile be?
Am I the only one who used to pretend that leaves were money as a child?
We always ask ourselves the easiest and most obvious questions when it comes to outstanding circumstances but when a child asks a question it's so out of the ordinary and as adults, a lot of the questions they ask, make us have to break things down in the most microscopic form.
Take the time to write out or think about a ton of questions that you would probably never ask a person in real life. Imagine yourself asking a person (specific or non-specific) those questions and take mental note of how you would feel in that moment.
If the answer is fear or nervousness or anything similar, you have to work on that. Why? Because to be able to see things with a childlike pair of eyes you will have to have a boundless mindset.
Imagine a boundless conversation with that person with no fear and no restrictions. Then, consider having conversations with strangers that you may see on the street.
This brings us to the next point of building curiosity and that's people watching.
I used to have an acquaintance that would create stories and conversations of the people at tables in our view when we would go out to eat. Hilarious to say the least!
The key to it though was to pay attention to the demeanor of the individuals, check out their style, body language, race, age, etc.
You might find it fun to do this in the car at the stoplight or while you are out waiting to pay for your groceries. You learn a lot about your ability to create a good story, how to read people, how to be creative on the fly, and much more.
And that brings us to the last point of building curiosity, which is learning.
Learn more and more about your inner child by having a meeting with your inner child. This was KEY for me to heal my inner issues that stem from childhood trauma and bad ideals from my upbringing that could have been restricting me.
I closed my eyes and sat with myself at the age where I felt the most pushback and learned the worst ideals. I reeducated myself on that day. I gave myself the advice that I NEEDED and validated the feelings I had at that time.
I gave me the opportunity to have the person I needed back then by retrospectively considering how I felt in that era of my life. It's almost like jumping back into a time machine and giving yourself a peek into your future mindset.
Relearn who YOU are from a childlike mindset. If you met the adult version of yourself when you were a child, how would you feel about you?