Is my question good enough? This is the question so many school children ask themselves before they raise their hands. This is also a question that many adults ask themselves before opening their mouths because they don’t want to look ill-informed or ‘uneducated.’
This questioning the question is a debilitating action and will ultimately prevent you from growing past your current knowledge. However, there will be times when you will ask questions that some will consider being less than ideal or even stupid and that’s okay as long as you are getting the answers you need.
It is very important that you don’t confuse being shy with asking questions. Shy is a crutch that some individuals use to get out of asking questions. However, there are many that are socially shy or timid that have learned put aside their shyness in order to get answers to their questions.
Learning to ask questions is a muscle that can be strengthened over time and the more you practice the better you’ll get. You can start practicing by asking questions that you already know the answer to. At least this way you’ll feel more confident because you already have the answer.