Curiosity may kill the cat, but it can save YOUR butt.

Business development gets propelled forward by curiosity.Curiosity is a great business-development tool, despite how folk wisdom blames it for a lot of feline deaths. Why is this? Because curiosity will:

Better yet, curiosity can be a great sanity saver.

Even successful entrepreneurs can fall victim to beating up on themselves when they get poor results. However, the only thing such self-flagellation does is undermine your confidence and your willingness to persist until you succeed.

You may have to handle some uncomfortable tasks to succeed.Instead of going into a self-defeating rendition of “Nobody likes me; everybody hates me. Might as well eat worms…”, shift your perspective from one of blame and condemnation to one of neutrality and curiosity.

What are your thoughts on this? What’s been your experience with being neutral and curious instead of blaming and judgmental? How has that moved you toward business success?

(Thanks to Robert Taylor for the kitty picture and net_efekt for the worm image; I found both in the Creative Commons section of Flickr.)

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