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Blow Open Your Curiosity

Focus on what you love, but don't limit yourself to only things that you love. Subscribe to new magazines, download podcasts on a topic that has nothing to do with your current life, go to lectures by people at the top of their field—even if you've never heard of their field, get books on tape and follow websites that gather interesting information. If you've been banging your head against an obstacle, this kind of cross-pollination can get you over it.