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What Curious George Knows

October 27, 2011

Remember that cute little monkey that was always trying new things and driving the man in the yellow hat crazy? That was Curious George!!!  There was something charming, attractive and inspirational about George.  He was always trying and learning new things.  George’s inner stance towards life was that each day was an adventure.  His curiosity led him to ask questions, take risks, explore new pathways and bring plenty of mental energy to life.

Men are you curious?  Do you ask questions?  Do you seek out new information to learn?  We can learn a lot from that little monkey.  George consistently oriented himself towards learning.  He “lived life” rather than just endured it.  If we want to bring mental energy to our children and those around us, it starts with being curious.  Curious people are always learning and making connections whether they are in conversations, reading a book or watching college football.  Their excitement towards learning new things spills over to those around them.

Here’s a little quiz:

1.Name something you have learned in the last month?

2.How has what you have learned spread to your children?

For me, I have been reading a book called The Inner Game of Work, which is about the mental side of peak performance at work.  I find the concepts exciting and interesting.  My son Shaan and I have been having good conversations about how these same mental concepts apply to his sports and academic life.  We have done some visualization exercises together, which have been great.  My point is that all the energy I am bringing starts with me  being curious and learning news things and spreading that to my son.  Pretty cool.

I guess we really can learn from a monkey!!!

Patrick Donohue is a Life Coach in Oak Park, IL.  Contact him at

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Lucia Pinizotti permalink
    October 27, 2011 11:36 am

    Just happened to stumble upon your blog today. Very refreshing and enjoyable read(s). Looking forward to more.

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