There are a lot of ways to get information. We think the best way is to go directly to the source.
By asking good questions, of oneself or others in the know, anyone can get informed enough to make good decisions. In the Ask Smart Questions (ASQ) Series, ONE Softball will provide questions on topics and situations that many of us will face, as well as lists of questions based on suggestions from our Think Tank and from parents and players.
Use the questions we suggest as a starting point to form your own ideas about what your options are, how you can frame a situation, and who you might ask for more information.
You can ask them word for word, or use our ASQ Series lists to help you write your own lists of questions.
There are questions that are helpful in any situation, such as:
- How does this decision or situation fit with my values?
- Who else is involved in the decision?
- What are the costs involved in picking one direction over another?
- What are the benefits?
- Are there people who could help inform my decision?
Sometimes smart people think that they’re not smart, because they don’t know what questions to ask. ONE Softball wants to make those people even smarter. Look for our ASQ Series posts which will give you insightful questions for many softball situations.