When you were growing up, you probably fell into one of two categories: You either loved to ask questions or hated it. If you hated asking questions, hopefully that’s something you’ve grown out of. Why? Here are three reasons you should ask questions…
To show interest: Asking questions will show that you’re engaged in the conversation. The better the question, the more interested you will appear. Whether you’re in a meeting with colleagues or having a conversation with your spouse, asking questions will let them know that you’re invested.
To create breakthroughs: Anytime you’re working on project, there will always be obstacles that come into play. If you want the best result possible, asking questions is a great way to get there. Just because something is working, doesn’t mean it couldn’t work even better.
To help you remember: Asking questions about something you don’t understand is a great way to remember information that you’ve been given. You won’t always remember everything you read, but by engaging on a particular subject, you’re more likely to be able to recall that information later on.