The Power of Asking Questions

The Power of Asking Questions

Questions help clarify your thoughts. Questions help clarify the situation.   

Questions put people on the spot, which means they have to think, and thinking is always a good thing.

Why? Because questions demand answers and answers require the situation to be thought through, ideally to a logical conclusion. Asking questions gives you time to think and buys you breathing space. Rather than assuming you know the situation, it’s preferable to ask a few questions and find out the truth. Then you’re better equipped to respond logically, calmly and correctly.

Ask questions of yourself constantly. Ask why you think you’re right or wrong. Ask yourself why you’re doing certain things, what you want from others or why you’re following a particular course of action. Develop the habit of questioning yourself firmly and rigorously because there may not be anybody else to do this for you. But remember there’s also a time to stop asking questions, both of others and of yourself.