I am very close to someone who is a self-made millionaire. We’ve known each other for about thirty years. To this day, every time we get together he picks my brain and asks me questions. I always come away from our get-togethers feeling as if I am smart.
But, in reality, he’s the smart one. He employs this self-learning Rich Habit on a daily basis with virtually everyone he comes into contact with. Asking questions allows this self-made millionaire to learn from others. It helps him grow as an individual by expanding his knowledge base with everyone he meets.
The common misconception is that smart people don’t ask questions, they get asked questions. So, if someone is perpetually asking questions, they must need to because they’re not that smart. In reality, asking questions is just another method for gaining knowledge. You can save a lot of time in learning new information by adopting this Rich Habit. Why read a book when all you have to do is pick the brains of others who do all the reading? Just something to think about.