Curiosity as a Career Path
An interesting thought occurred to me recently.
I get paid to be curious.
In its simplest form, my job as a qualitative researcher means having conversations with people – conversations where the questions I ask and the answers people share help me uncover, discover, and understand their feelings and needs, often in relation to a particular product, service, or organization.
Every conversation begins with a question, a spark of curiosity like, “Hi. How are you?”
The fact is I can’t imagine not being curious. I am a diligent explorer in search of answers.
But I have to keep my mind open to whatever answers I discover, even if they are not what I had expected or hoped to find.
Fortunately, the joy I find is not in the endpoint but in the journey, the process.
So whenever someone asks me, “Do you like what you do?”
I always respond, “Heck yeah!”
Who knew that curiosity could be a career path?
Has this message sparked a question in your mind? Let’s talk about it.