Remember your first day of school? Your first date? What about your first day on a new job?
What’s the common theme?
Hopefully you’ve said, “It’s the unknown.” In each scenario, walking into something unknown creates curiosity.
Curiosity poses questions, questions result in answers, and answers give us confidence to take the next step to move forward. I love to coach clients on taking a “first-day” approach to something. I’ve found that most people lose their sense of wonder in exchange for assumptions.
In the “honeymoon” stage of these “first events,” there’s excitement, a curiosity, and a fresh outlook at what’s ahead. Remember those first days? The relationship is new, the excitement to learn more entices us to ask questions. The thirst for knowledge is quenched when we get answers to our questions, leading us to our next phase in life, whether it be a second date leading to marriage or a career path leading to another promotion or a new line of study. The questions that we continue to ask shape our future.