skip to Main Content

“How” is not an objection

“How” questions are sometimes asked with the following implication; if you are unable to provide an answer right away, then we have a good reason to despair or give up.

As Carl Sagan warned, “the absence of evidence is not the evidence of absence.”

Always treat your questions as questions. Don’t mistake the temporary experience of being stumped by a question for the permanent reality of being stopped by an objection.

Whether you’re brainstorming how to act on a creative idea or busy wondering if there’s a solution to a particular problem, don’t ask “how” questions and walk away. Stick around for the answers.

Answers are out there and they are found by the people who proactively look and patiently wait for them.

That’s today’s two cents,

T.K. Coleman

Leave a Reply

Back To Top