10 Ways to be more interesting

January 5th, 2012

Be more interesting. This is a note to self on things to keep in mind every day. Life is there for us to use and enjoy at our will. Being interesting isn’t a job of life, it’s an option.

Images & text by Jessica Hagy / Forbes.

1. Go exploring.
Explore ideas, places, and opinions. The inside of the echo chamber is where are all the boring people hang out.

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2. Share what you discover.
And be generous when you do. Not everybody went exploring with you. Let them live vicariously through your adventures.

3. Do something, Anything.
Dance. Talk. Build. Network. Play. Help. Create. It doesn’t matter what you do, as long as you’re doing it. Sitting around and complaining is not an acceptable form of “something” in case you were wondering.

4. Embrace your innate weirdness.
No one is normal. Everyone has quirks and insights unique to themselves. Don’t hide these things—they are what make you interesting.

5. Have a cause.
If you don’t give a damn about anything, no one will give a damn about you.

6. Minimize the swagger.
Egos get in the way of ideas. If your arrogance is more obvious than your expertise, you are someone other people avoid.

7. Give it a shot.
Try it out. Play around with a new idea. Do something strange. If you never leave your comfort zone, you won’t grow.

8. Hop off the bandwagon.
If everyone else is doing it, you’re already late to the party. Do your own thing, and others will hop onto the spiffy wagon you built yourself. Besides, it’s more fun to drive than it is to get pulled around.

9. Grow a pair.
Bravery is needed to have contrary opinions and to take unexpected paths. If you’re not courageous, you’re going to be hanging around the water cooler, talking about the guy who actually is.

10. Ignore the scolds.
Boring is safe, and you will be told to behave yourself. The scolds could have, would have, should have. But they didn’t. And they resent you for your adventures.

Posted by on 01/5/12 in Creativity & Thinking

8 COMMENTS   »  Leave your Comment

  1. Kathryn says:

    Love #8. Great list, Shelby!

  2. Cat says:

    This is great, thank you…..just what I needed today!

  3. Adam says:

    Great list, *love* the diagrams!

  4. John says:

    First article I read today. Straight forward with effective graphics. This is something more people need to read, hence it will be shared.

  5. Mosi Tutupu says:

    Brilliance. Thx.

  6. Karen says:

    Enlightening. Way to go adding simple graphics. We all need a little diagram to follow. Thanks.

  7. Jesse says:

    You are amazing. Everything makes sense…Simple stuff like this is how you will help reach an empty room with windows!!

  8. Jennifer says:

    Much easier said than done when you have no money.

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