How Did That Happen? vs. HOWDIDTHATHAPPEN!!?

Quote of the Week

“It is error only, and not truth, that shrinks from inquiry.”

— Thomas Paine

How Did That Happen? vs. HOWDIDTHATHAPPEN!!?

by Steve Straus

Inquiry is powerful. Reaction is not.

A calm review of a situation can show you things, teach you things, assist your growth.

A panicked, short-of-breath, Oh-my-gosh, I’m-almost-overwhelmed reaction rarely teaches you anything.

Frequently practice the inquiry of “How did that happen?” and not only will you learn from the answers, you will also be preparing yourself to respond the same way during emergencies.

Copyright 2007 Steve Straus. All rights reserved. Steve Straus can be contacted at

Coaching Call to Action

The last time you asked this was it inquiry or reaction?

Practice this technique so that the next time it will be an inquiry.

What did you learn?