The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds the most discoveries, is not ‘Eureka!’, but ‘That’s funny…’
Seems true for science and all my life. So many of the most interesting and best things in my life weren’t things I was looking for, they were things I happened across and then pursued. Being open to the possibilities would be the way Ben Zander might put it.
Either way, there’s wisdom in the idea that we need to remain curious and open to the possibilities offered to us.