Questions are the best way to gain deeper insights and develop more innovative solutions. Children learn by asking questions. Students learn by asking questions. New recruits learn by asking questions. Innovators understand client needs by asking questions. It is the simplest and most effective way of learning. Brilliant thinkers never stop asking questions because they know that this is the best way to gain deeper insights.
In fact asking questions is a sign of strength and intelligence – not a sign of weakness or uncertainty. Great leaders constantly ask questions and are well aware that they do not have all the answers. With prospect, with clients, at school, at home, in business, with our friends, family, colleagues or managers we can check assumptions and gain a better appreciation of the issues by first asking questions.
There is no stupid question: stupid people don’t ask questions. But, if you think in that way, just accept it and keep asking questions, because the man who asks a question is a fool for a minute, but for a man who does not ask question is a fool for life. If you do not know how to ask the right question, you discover nothing.
Just make sure, if war is the answer for your questions then you might asking the wrong question. Questions are the engines of intellect the cerebral machines which convert energy to motion, and curiosity to controlled inquiry.
Confidence is ignorance. If you’re feeling ignorant, it’s because there’s something you don’t know. Never ignore a person who loves you, care for you, and misses you. Because one day you might wake up and realize you lost the moon while counting the stars. Better to ask a question than to remain ignorant.
Knowing how to question will help you in life, because, sometimes one question can change the course of your entire life. The real question is until when?