A big part of learning something is asking questions. Let’s say you want to learn to write stories. Where do you start? How do you know where to start? It can be daunting and confusing because writing is such a large space of possible directions to take. If you manage to decide which area within writing you want to develop your skills in, which is a big step, to then further learn within that field, it’s all about asking questions. Asking the right questions is the best thing you can do to move yourself forward.
A lot of times in my life I struggled to move forward in something I wanted to learn more about. I didn’t know what questions to ask. A lot of my students when I was a teacher struggled from the same thing. They’d come to me, and don’t even know what to ask for, they just needed some help. They usually come with a complaint, not a question.
So how do you find the right questions to ask? Well, you start by asking the wrong questions. To be able to ask the right and the helpful questions, you first need some experience. So ask some question, any question, and take your first steps towards whatever direction you happen to be facing. Just move forward a little bit. As you ask some question, be it right or wrong, you’ll start to learn more and find out what the right questions to ask are.
If you don’t know what the right question is, ask the wrong question, then later you’ll learn what the right question to ask is.