Tuesday, January 24, 2012

What's Killing YOU?

It's "TURN-AROUND TUESDAY!" Stop whining and start turning things around!"

In yesterday's blog and podcast we talked about the phrase, "Curiosity killed the cat." and then made some applications about what that cat likely "accomplished" along the way. If you haven't had the chance, be sure to read the blog and also listen to the podcast that you can find here:(http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/mike-spillmans-future-you/id423660739)

Now I want us to think about the other side of this topic by taking a good look at our own lives and our curiosity OR lack of curiosity and what that means for us on a daily basis.

Why the picture of the dog at the top? Hey, I LOVE dogs (well, MOST dogs) and have had several in my lifetime. But, it has always tickled me when I've seen a dog that was so lazy or uninterested (another way to say, "had no curiosity") to the point that you could bounce a tennis ball right up to them and they just look at you like, "Yawn!"

Many times dogs that do that don't do much of ANYTHING and, likely, they are either OLD and disinterested OR are very much out of shape DUE TO their lack of curiosity.

And that brings us to talking about us - you and me. Have you lost your sense of curiosity or do you still have the spark within that makes you want to keep learning and doing?

Think about this: if all of our great inventors had not had that sense of curiosity, what would our world be like today? I can tell you this - it would be a very DIFFERENT world! Very likely you wouldn't be reading this blog article on your computer or smart phone and I wouldn't have even been able to publish this blog in the first place! Computers, the internet, keyboards, electricity, phones, cell phones, phone lines, "wireless" capabilities and on and on we could go.

Aren't you glad there have always been curious people in our world?

Now, what about YOU? Have you lost your sense of curiosity? Let's get straight to the point here (and be sure to listen to the podcast for more thoughts on this topic): If you've lost your sense of curiosity then you are on your way OUT! That's right, curiosity may have killed the cat but LACK OF CURIOSITY WILL KILL YOU. Count on it.

Wake up. Begin to live again. Get curious!

And, as you do so, be sure to...

"Make it an AWESOME day! (Who else is going to do it for you?)"


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