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Is it ok to ask questions?

Everyone has questions. I certainly still do, although I don't always like to ask them.

Early in my college training, I fell into this trap. I was leading a project and had some challenges I had never faced before. Rather than admit I didn't have a clue how to solve them, I ploughed on regardless without asking the questions I needed to do my job properly.

We muddled through, but afterwards my mentor gave me some of the best advice I received in three years.

"Don't believe you have to know all the answers all the time. Sometimes you will have to ask."

Children usually ask what they want, when they want it. They see things for what they are and question when things are not how they expect them to be. As they grow older, most are taught, either directly or by observation, which questions to ask and when (or when not) to ask them.

Adults have any number of reasons why we don't ask questions. It's not appropriate. It's not the right time. We might not get the answer we want (or like). We feel we should already know the answer and asking might make us look stupid.

Some years on, this is what Ask Jono is about. Sometimes, I'll ask the questions myself. Other times, I might attempt to answer someone else's question.

If you have a question, feel free to ask.

Overall, I hope that Ask Jono may help share some answers or, at the very least, encourage more of us to ask questions.

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