Ted Lasso Words To Live By

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“Be curious, not judgmental.”

–  Ted Lasso (Season 2 drops Friday on Apple TV+)

Curiosity is an asset, and not just if we’ve chosen sales as our career path.

In matters of fear, being curious will help us understand what we’re afraid of, and most likely, why we shouldn’t be afraid.  Chief on that list, of course, is Faith…

In matters of Faith, being curious will help us dig deeper, and become more secure in what we believe, as well as why we believe it.  And, in times that we’re struggling to believe, curiosity will help us understand why we’re struggling to believe.

In matters of conflict, judgment comes easy, curiosity, less so.  In conflict, being curious will help us empathize — and empathy is at the root of most good solutions, ideas and relationships.

In matters of doubt, being curious will help us either validate our instincts or find a better way forward.

In matters of commerce, being curious will help us differentiate in a market / world that is hell-bent on commoditizing.

Now, let’s look at the list of things being judgmental will make better:

OK, that wasn’t too hard, was it?

The Bible says “Do not judge or you, too, will be judged.”  (Matthew 7:1-3)  If that ain’t good enough for you, let’s start a list of judgmental people we enjoy spending time with:  Oh.  It looks suspiciously like the list of things being judgmental will make better?

I sense a pattern.

Let’s choose to be curious.  It’s a key ingredient for Difference Makers!


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