How to overcome the fear of asking questions
- 5 years ago
Albert grunted. "Do you know what happens to lads who ask too many questions?"
Mort thought for a moment.
"No," he said eventually, "what?"
There was silence.
Then Albert straightened up and said, "Damned if I know. Probably they get answers, and serve 'em right.”
What is the value of asking questions? - To get the answers.
And they are there to unlock our minds and free our thinking.
Unfortunately, many people struggle with asking questions.
But, how would you get the answer otherwise?!
Have you ever been embarrassed or laughed at for asking a “dump” question? Or is it the fear of rejection?
The value of asking questions can’t be over-rated.
Very often you have a question on your mind, you are doubting and thinking whether to ask it or not for a while and you never do!
Afterwards, you usually recognize that it wasn't a good time to be shy.
In college, students are very cautious of asking questions. Language barrier may stand on the way, too.
They don't want to be perceived as being not knowledgeable or ignorant.
Isn't it hard to learn without asking, though?
As Ken Robinson said, “If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original.”
Quit “living in the question”. Allow your mind to look for the answers and you might as well find them!