Being a designer is not an easy task. There are lots of things that you need to do in order to achieve a good output. Also, you need to obtain certain characteristics that will help you climb the ladder of success. You need to be patient, professional, open-minded and positive. But apart from those, you also have to be curious. You might wonder why it is also a requisite. You will soon find out as you go through the article.
Curiosity means that a person investigates deeper into something, explore new things and learn. It is a natural inquisitive behaviour of a person that leads to many positive things. Although, there are really times that it might also lead to undesirable things when not applied in the right time and situation. But is curiosity really important? How can it affect you as a designer? Well, I think you are curios now. Read now and know the answer.
1. Become a more efficient designer.
Being curious will give you new learning and will allow you to look at challenges in different perspectives. You will eventually find out new ways of doing things and in accomplishing some tasks. Since you already have many discoveries, you can have different alternatives in doing a design. This will make you a more effective designer since you will be using various ways in creating your designs.
2. Allows you to experience new things.
Curiosity will drive you to new experiences that will make you a better person. They will stimulate your mind and allows you to be creative. This will also help you to do away with stress from your work. Discovering new things and new adventures will surely free more creativity from within you.
3. Gives clarification.
As a designer, it would be a great advantage if you are curious about things for it will let you clarify things you are not certain of. It is one way of motivating you to search for the truth and to find ways in order to get it. In dealing with clients, curiosity will allow you to search more about their company and to dig deeper into the information that you already have. This will contribute a lot for the success of your design.
4. Makes you more productive.
When you are curious, you tend to dig deeper into things which results into more learning. As you grasp better understanding on things, you become more efficient in your work. You can comprehend everything well and can easily apply it as you go through the designing process. So, as you become more curious, you will learn better and work better. You will even be more productive since things are easier for you now.
5. Makes learning easier.
You will gain greater knowledge if you are curious on everything. We all know that curiosity can give you new information which becomes a new learning for you. The more you learn, the more you will improve as a designer. Another good thing about this is that it will also lead you to another challenge where you will learn again. Curiosity leads you to an unending path of learning.
6. Inculcates positivism in you.
When you can already understand something well, that is the time that they become positive. It is easier to think negative especially if things around you are a bit ambiguous. Being curios will broaden your perception of things and will make you more positive in everything you do.
7. Allows you to enjoy variation.
For sure, when things are just repeated most of the time, you will certainly feel bored. Being curios will give you new directions and will add variety to your experiences, techniques, strategies, and others. Having variation does not only apply to your work process but it could also apply to your daily work or routine. Do not just stick to what you got used to. Go beyond that and explore.
8. You will have an active mind.
Instead of being passive, you will have an active mind. Your mind will be active in thinking, in asking for different questions and in searching for answers. Curiosity will let you search for answers and will make you keep thinking. Curiosity is a good mental exercise. It will make your mind stronger and you will also be able to come up with great ideas from it.
9. Becomes more observant.
There are always new things and occurrences around you. There are new trends for designing every now and then. If you are curious, you will be more observant on the things happening around you. It would be easier for you to recognize great ideas that you can get from the things you see, hear, feel and think of.
10. You will see new possibilities.
It takes a curios mind to be able to discover new possibilities. You may get used in doing certain things the same way and you already know how it will come out. But in being curios, you will discover how to do things in a new way with better results. You will even discover that things which you thought were impossible can actually be possible.
11. Makes life more exciting.
With the new things you learn and discover by being curious, you will surely enjoy life more. Once you are curious, you’ll surely have an exciting life and you will do away with boredom. There are always new techniques and strategies to use for your designs. You will have fun while using those and you will also have better outputs.
12. Be able to know new people.
Extend your network by knowing more people in the same industry. Your curiosity will greatly help you to establish new relationships. When you do this, you can also have more clients. The more people you know, the more successful you will be.
It’s Your Turn Now
Curiosity is innate for every individual. Some of us might avoid being curios because of the adage that says, “curiosity kills a cat” but in some instances, being curious will bring out good things for you. How curios are you? Did you have any experience of getting advantages from being curios? How did it help you? Tell us your story.