Curiosity killed the cat ...

… at least that’s what I was told when I was young. Like most youngsters I was addicted to asking questions, and this was surely wearing on my parents and teachers.

It may have killed the cat, but it didn’t kill my curiosity. I just found different, more subtle ways of asking questions, and I’m so happy that I did!

Organizations are created to build value – products, services and/or causes. This requires Contribution. The key to contribution and success is Curiosity. Think about it!

If there’s too little curiosity, then apathy prevails – nothingness! This happens when I separate myself from others, declining any significant involvement in their realities. My reward is fewer Insights to engage me, and my fate is increasing isolation.

If there’s too much curiosity, it’s possibly a sign of fixation, demonstrating my belief that there is just one right answer or pathway to whatever is at issue. In a continuously changing world how could this possibly be true? The only benefit I‘d gain is a false sense of security.

On the other hand, I could be passively curious, interested but uncommitted regarding my response. I’m aware but too timid to take meaningful action. My curiosity dies by neglect, and my life is filled with regrets – would’ves, could’ves and should’ves!

Active curiosity leads to questing, seeking a better outcome, an improved situation with greater options and rewards. I start with a clear image of the future I earnestly desire. Now, how many paths could take me there?

Now I take just one step forward . . . and repeat until it’s my new reality!

Are you properly Curious? Is it securing the future you seek? Can I offer you Nine Paths to Wisdom to support your journey?

Curiosity killed the cat . . . “



  • David E.C. Huggins

    David Huggins has fully enjoyed a lifetime of experience as a military officer and as a behavioural scientist, supporting businesses and similar enterprises, at both organizational and individual levels, through leadership coaching. A contemplative Christian, he is devoted to contributing love, value, comfort, and continuity to this diverse world. He resides in Campbellville, Ontario, with his lovely and talented artist wife, Judy. Huggins David