There is a subtle, not-so-subtle ROI from following your curiosity.
The problem is that the benefits aren’t typically immediate.
The joy of discovery and following rabbits (wherever they may go) doesn’t always lead to more impact or money in your wallet.
But chasing after things that lead to more money aren’t sure bets either.
A good product can flob as much as a bad one can, especially if the timing, message, or direction isn’t.
Show me one mega-successful brand in our lives today that was started by founders who weren’t passionate about what they were building. I can’t think of any.
Money, status, impact, mission—these are super important.
But first, we need to lead with curiosity for curiosity’s sake. We need to dive into what we love and get passionate about our craft. We need to get excited about things and do things because we want to, not because we want something else out of them.
Impractical leads to new ideas and expressions of practical.
Because often our passion and curious drive for more/better/faster leads us to bigger ideas with bigger impact.
STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing,
— Josh Waggoner | Daily Blog #1139