The difference between the amateurs and the Pros? The quantity and quality of the questions they ask

In some level, peace of mind comes from knowing the things you want to know, from getting the answers you want to get.

When we see a movie, when we read a book or when we hear about a story, it’s common that we don’t feel complete or satisfied until we know how the story ends.

We are programmed to feel comfort and easiness only when we know the answer we are looking for or when we see the results of the thing we are working on. Uncertainty drives us crazy.

That eagerness to avoid uncertainty and to always have answers is what makes us think that we should not ask more questions, and we should only worry about the answers.

Ironically, we forget that asking questions is what leads to answers.

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Difficult questions as a way to reduce discomfort and improve your communication skills

At that moment, I felt like a fool. Five years studying finance and economics, and several years working in an investment bank. And none of those credentials were useful. Despite that experience, I remained silent and answered wrong to the question they asked. And what made me angry was not my wrong answer, or my stupid face when I did it. What made me angry was that, at that moment, in that restaurant, they asked that uncomfortable question without any previous notice, when I was totally unprepared.

We were talking about potential job candidates and the way we make interviews to recruit people for our companies.

– “How much is seven to the power of three?”

– “Ah?”…I answered…

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