Leonardo da Vinci, a universal symbol of the Renaissance, was an artist, a scientist, and above all, a curious mind.
Leonardo was driven by an endless curiosity. He learned about things; he imagined the impossible, he absorbed all he could about everything that was of interest to him. He did ordinary things in a truly extraordinary way.
Leonardo took himself “out of the box” and let his creative mind run wild…something we should all try to do at least once in our lives.
For him, art and science were meant to be together mixed in with the magic of creativity. With his creativity and human ingenuity, he wove science and art into inventions, philosophical thoughts, and beautiful artwork.
For him, there was no distinction between the sciences and art; they were meant to be together, as we can see from his many writings.
Be curious, like Leonardo.
Explore the world around you to help make you more creative…but never be satisfied. Like Leonardo, always try to improve on what you do and, perhaps, learn something new. This does not mean trying to be perfect…it means refining what you know and what you do because our existence is never static, it’s ever changing.
Curiosity keeps us aware and helps to build our creative skills which, in turn, makes us an eternal “work in progress”.
As Leonardo said:
“Learning never exhausts the mind. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.”
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