Curiosity is a Common Rich Habit Among Successful Individuals

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Albert Einstein had it. So did Thomas Edison, Nicola Tesla, Benjamin Franklin, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk and many other historical greats who we now consider geniuses.

A childlike curiosity is a common thread among many historical figures/entrepreneurs. It leads to new discoveries and innovation. Those who forge the Curiosity Rich Habit go on to achieve amazing things in life and in the process make themselves very wealthy. 

Curiosity is a Rich Habit because it is the precursor to learning and growth. Those who possess the Curiosity Rich Habit never stop learning and, thus, never stop growing.

When I discovered this common trait among the millionaires in my Rich Habit Study, I adopted it. I developed two processes/tools, to help me build my Curiosity Rich Habit:

Tool #1 Category-Based Fact Binder

Every day I add new facts that I uncover in my one hour daily morning reading routine to Category-Based Summary Fact Sheets.

Here are just a few of my “Fact” Categories:

  • Current Year Facts – Each year I list certain facts specific to a year, such as the winners of major sporting events, current heads of government, major events that occur (hurricanes, earthquakes, scientific discoveries, etc.).
  • Historical Facts – I document significant historical facts, such as the make up of the U.S. Constitution, the Louisiana Purchase, a list of all of the Presidents of the U.S., etc.
  • Studies Facts – I have over 300 studies that I’ve read. Typically, these are related to my Rich Habits, Health, Poverty & Wealth, Financial Planning, Tax & General Finance.
  • Finance Facts – General Finance, Tax & Financial Planning are the predominant facts get listed here.
  • Wealth/Poverty Facts
  • Science Facts
  • Sports Facts

Tool #2 – Summary Fact Sheet Binder

The last thing I do is transfer certain Category “Facts” to something I call my Summary Fact Sheet. I put these Summary Fact Sheets in a separate Binder that resides in my car. Once a seek, during my commute to work, I review these Summary Fact Sheets. This helps to keep new information I learned current in my head.

For some reason, this Fact Binder System further stimulates my Curiosity and desire to learn more.

Tom Corley is an accountant, financial planner and author of “Rich Kids: How to Raise Our Children to Be Happy and Successful in Life”, Effort-Less Wealth, Change Your Habits Change Your Life, Rich Habits Poor Habits and “Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals.”