“He, who has a why to live for, can bear almost any how.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
If there is one big lesson I have learned in my life on how to get better at something (anything), it is that of asking questions…and a lot of them.
Now, asking questions does not come naturally to me. All my school and college life, I rarely asked questions for the fear of looking like a fool for the next five minutes.
Here is a wonderful thought from Anne Frank on the importance of asking questions from her Tales From the Secret Annex:
Ever since I was a little girl and could barely talk, the word ‘why’ has lived and grown along with me… When I got older, I noticed that not all questions can be asked and that many whys can never be answered. As a result, I tried to work things out for myself by mulling over my own questions. And I came to the important discovery that questions which you either can’t or shouldn’t ask in public, or questions which you can’t put into words, can easily be solved in your own head. So the word ‘why’ not only taught me to ask, but also to think. And thinking has never hurt anyone. On the contrary, it does us all a world of good.
Keep asking, you can find all the answers.