The Power of Asking Relevant Questions 

 

An American novelist, Thomas Berger once said, “The art and science of asking questions is the source of all knowledge”. We grow in knowledge and wisdom through questioning certain facts and seeking clarity.

Question could be in 3  forms. 

I. The question we ask others (Friends, colleagues, mentor etc) 

II. The question we ask ourselves (you) 

III. The question we ask divinity (God) 

Every question has answer except questions not asked. Unfortunately, many persons would rather die in ignorance than ask questions. To some, they believe it makes them inferior, while to others it projects their ignorance. But hey, none of this is true. If you ever seen a wise man, then you have seen he who has unlocked the power cocooned in asking relevant questions. 

Have you ever asked yourself, why am I here doing what I do? If NO, pause it here and ask yourself that question. If sincerely answered, it can mark a turning point in your life. 

The truth remains that, ‘why’ and ‘how’  questions to everything ignites our true self. Lots have been achieved in our society today by those who have harnessed the lots in questioning odds. 

Asking relevant question improves learning, unlocks creativity and inspire ideas. Through it, we uncover mystery and learn how things are better done. Even when these questions are not answered, they don’t leave us same. Like I say to friends, if asking question is imprisonment, I choose never to regain my freedom. Humility to asking relevant questions humbles ignorance and increases wisdom. 

Asking relevant question makes you relevant. Also, through questioning everything, we know everything. 

3 TIPS  TO ASKING RELEVANT QUESTIONS 

Successful people ask relevant questions and as a result, they get relevant answers. Many a time, people ask,  “How do I learn to ask relevant questions?” My response to this question is centered on these 3 Tips To Asking Relevant Questions which I am going to share with you. 

1. Be a Good Listener and Careful Observer 

2. Have Courage to Ask 

3. Always Ask

1. Be a Good Listener and Careful Observer

The first and the most important parameter to asking relevant question that attracts relevant answer is proper listening and careful observation. These parameters have the capacity to make sense out of our question and enable great articulation.  Understanding is the mother of all knowledge. We listen to understand through concentration. It is no mistake that we got two ear and one mouth. It is for us to listen twice and speak once. Be a good listener. 

2. Have the Courage to Ask 

It takes courage to ask questions. “Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak (ask question)” says Winston Churchill, “courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen”. If you have an opportunity to ask just a question and get $100 million, would you keep your mouth shut? 

3. Always Ask

He who asks a question remains a fool for 5mins and he that does not ask, remains a fool forever says Chinese proverb. I would rather be a fool for 5mins than be a fool forever. 

Always remember that when we stop asking relevant questions, we stop learning in depth. 

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