There is a lot that can be said about curiosity. There is a lot that can be said about persistence. I suppose the main thing that can be said though, is that nothing worth doing is easy. Everything thing worth having is worth fighting for. It most certainly will not be easy, but if you have a passion for it, a drive to see it through and the curiosity to even want to see what the journey- not just the destination- will bring, then anything is possible.
It has taken me quite some time to get to where I am today. I still have a long way to go. However, for me, while there is a destination in mind, it is the journey that takes me there that matters in the end.
As an Artist, I look around me at the world with wonder at the beauty and simplicity that the world appears to be, while the scientist marvels at its overall complexity in even the most simple of forms.
As an Engineer, I strive to find ways to bring function to form, relying on the world, on nature, for inspiration on how to do what we need in the most efficient way possible. Though efficient doesn't necessarily mean easy.