`In recent year’s researchers begun to build a science of interest, investigating what interest is, what makes the things interesting. They have found that interest could help us think more clearly, understand more deeply, and remember more accurately. Interest has the power to transform struggling performers, and to lift high achievers to a new plan.
Interest is a state of engagement. It is at once a cognitive state and an effective state. When we are interested in what we are learning, we pay closer attention. When we are interested in a task, we work harder and persist longer.
“Research has found that interest is a more powerful predictor of future choices than prior achievement or demographic variables.”
While being interesting catches the one’s intention in you. In my opinion interested is the key factor to become interesting. Initially I also wanted to become an interesting personality in my fellows. But later on experiences alter my perception about this.
By taking the challenge of exploring about these words, I contacted with my old friends. Whom I hadn’t contact for a long period. After a normal conversation, I wanted to become informal with them by sharing some questions. As the conversation went on I felt that, they were showing some sort of interest in me.
“You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.”
The amazing thing happened after my conversation about the business plans. He started to ask me questions about what I was doing the other city, how long I had been there, and the all the different places I had checked out. He gave a great suggestion for a new place to check out. By showing a genuine interest in what he was doing and something that is a big part of his life, He became much more interested in me.
I have found that there is always something genuinely interesting about what somebody is doing. All I need to do is to pursue that interest I have, ask more question and continue that conversation. It is fascinating for me, and at the same time builds a stronger connection and open up more opportunities.
I just love the saying of Mr. Dale Carnegie in his book that:
“The principles taught in this book will work only when they come from the heart. I am not advocating a bag of tricks, I am talking about a new way of life.”