Monday Morning Motivation | Curiosity

Posted by Bill Esteb on Feb 17th 2024

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I’ve frequently mentioned that curiosity can be a superpower, especially when paired with being a great listener. So, I’m often asked how one develops the skill (and it is a learned behavior) of curiosity. Here are some things I’ve observed:

Perceptive – Capable of discerning subtle changes in tone, body language, and the energy of others. Excellent at pattern recognition.

Awareness – There’s a macro view of the world in which they are not the center, but a participant.

Growth mindset – As a lifelong learner, their diverse areas of interest make them effective generalists.

Intellectually limber – Accepting of differing points of view, they have given up the need to be right.

Self-esteem – High levels of certainty offer the luxury of fearlessly entertaining opposing ideas without feeling threatened.

Present – By living in the now they avoid assumptions.

Comfortable being alone – Easily entertained by their own mind, they can be alone without being lonely.


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Bill Esteb has been a chiropractic patient and advocate since 1981. He is the creative director of Patient Media and the co-founder of Perfect Patients. He’s been a regular speaker at chiropractic gatherings since 1985. His 12 books explore the doctor/patient relationship from a patient's point of view. His chiropractic blog, coaching program, patient focus groups and consulting calls have helped hundreds of chiropractors around the world. Since 1999 Monday Morning Motivation has been emailed to over 10,000 subscribers each week.