Why Curiosity Inspires Us To Start, Quit, And Start Again


We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths. - Walt Disney | darabelliott.com
Today, Brevity is moving in an entirely new direction.

But, before I let you know what I’ll be up to next, I want to share how I got here...

Curiosity has been the key driving force behind my journey so far. 

Before I started Brevity, I read inspiring founder stories, and each story would make me increasingly more curious about the entrepreneurial path.

I was curious about what exactly went into taking a business from idea to launch, and I wanted to experience it first-hand.

So when I got the idea for the Do Anything Jacket, curiosity propelled me to take the leap, despite how terrified I was.

However, after the initial leap, I continued to encounter fear again, and again. Oftentimes, the fear would show up as self-doubt, then turn into perfectionism, and ultimately result in procrastination.

Curious about why, I delved deep into research about mindset and habits, and embarked on an unexpected personal growth journey.

Along the way, I learned how much I enjoy researching and uncovering these practical resources and insights.

In fact, my curiosity with this research has guided me to pursue this new path...

Today, I’m transitioning Brevity into this! I'll be sharing ideas centered around curiosity, entrepreneurship, and personal growth.

Thank you for being part of the Brevity chapter, and embarking on this next chapter with me. My hope is to share ideas that spark your curiosity, and for that curiosity to lead you to new and exciting opportunities.

I'd love to know, what are you currently curious about?

Dara Elliott SignatureDara Elliott, Writer. Research. Strategist. Curiosity Curator.


P.S. I will not be making any additional Do Anything Jackets. If you have one, consider it limited edition! :) If you didn’t get a chance to grab one, there are just a few left.

P.P.S. Here are a few ideas to spark your curiosity this week…

Why Ask “Why?”

In this highly engaging, and inspiring Ted Talk, Michael Stevens shares how curiously asking ‘why?’ led him to launch Vsauce, which now has 13 million subscribers.

Spark Your Next Brilliant Idea

Bernadette Jiwa shares how intuitive curiosity sparked the invention of Spanx, Instagram, and Lululemon. She also dives into actionable ways for us to harness our own curiosity.

The Upside of Quitting

On this thought-provoking episode of Freakonomics, Stephen Dubner inspires us to get curious about quitting, he shows us how sometimes, it can be our best possible plan.