In our quest for certainty and control, we often trade in our efforts at being curious. Or at least shortcut them.
If you’re at all like me, when I’m hellbent on being right, I actually end up being wrong more often than not.
Or, even if I am right, I butcher relationship in the process.
Curiosity takes a little longer. It’s a little messier. It’s not as linear of a path.
But, doesn’t it lead to deeper understanding, higher levels of trust, and more clarity for a stronger conclusion?
Start more sentences with, “I’m curious if…” and fewer with, “I’m certain that…”
I imagine we’d all benefit.