“He who asks may be a fool for five minutes. He who doesn’t is a fool for a lifetime.”Chinese proverb
The more you ask, the more you get
The more you ask, the more you get, but it takes practice to get good at it. Success is a number game. So over the coming weeks, flex your “asking muscles” by asking for a better table at your favourite restaurant, for a free second scoop at your local ice cream shop or ask your crush out on a date. Remember, the person who asks for what he wants at least has a chance of getting what he wants. The person who does not ask has no chance at all.
Questions are crucial
Look around you and you’ll realize that the greatest advancements in history would never have happened without questions. Eric Schmidt, Ex- CEO of Google, said, “We run this company on questions, not answers.” He knows that if you keep asking questions you can keep finding better answers. Isaac Newton asked, “Why does an apple fall from a tree?” and, “Why does the moon not fall into the Earth? Albert Einstein asked, “What would the universe look like if I rode through it on a beam of light?” By asking these kinds of fundamental questions they were able to start the process that leads to their incredible breakthroughs.
Why don’t we ask questions?
If it is obvious that asking questions is such a powerful way of learning why do we stop asking questions? Well, for some people, the reason is that they are lazy. They assume they know all the main things they need to know and they do not bother to ask more. Other people are afraid that by asking questions they will look weak, ignorant or unsure. But to be honest, asking questions is a sign of strength and intelligence – not a sign of weakness or uncertainty.
” A wise man never regrets the questions he asks. Only the ones he didn’t ask.”Ted bell