Leaning into curiosity.
13-25 years, learning begins to reduce because social norms set in. Our risk/benefit judgement has not yet developed.
Willingness to learn
Willingness to change
Capacity to learn
Capacity to apply new knowledge
What challenge/sacrifice are you willing to tolerate to change?
During this pandemic, it has been a little challenging to have long term goals since our path toward those goals are quite likely disrupted by restrictions and potential closures. But perhaps take a look again at what you have a passion for? Passion comes from having a sense of purpose.
To be conscientious means to pay attention to the details. It is not enough to practice something, but to apply deliberate practice, defined in the Harvard Business Review as 'practice that focuses on tasks beyond your current level of competence and comfort .' This requires self awareness, a good coach or teacher, patience and of course, getting uncomfortable again and again and again.
As we all know, courage is not the absence of fear, rather it is the willingness to face whatever we are afraid of. Being willing to be uncomfortable, to challenge and to apply great strength.
The stamina to apply the action, skill again and again and again, regardless of the outcome.
In this context, resilience may be both physical and psychological. One's ability to recover from an injury and return to pre-injury performance is a demonstration of physical resilience. However, one's ability to meet with disappointment over and over again and to yet continue to try, is psychological resilience.
Consider the following and journal your answers.
I found this very interesting assessment on the Everyday Espionage Podcast with Andrew Bustamante. Consider, and score the following, where 0 is not at all and 10 is laying everything on the line.
Now take your numbers from 1-10 and multiple them together; for example, if you score yourself 6, and 4, your score is equals 6 x 4= 24/100 - this indicates you are not very teachable. A score above 50 would indicate teachability.
I think your level of curiosity is also a factor - so consider the following...