Inner Growth Word of The Day 77 – Ability

March 18

Inner Growth Word of the Day: Ability


Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition: (n.) 1 a. the quality or state of being able.  1 b. competence in doing something.  2. natural aptitude or acquired proficiency.


Ability in a sentence: The ability to do something depends on the time spent acquiring that specific ability.


Ability in action: When you’re able to do something, or have a natural inclination to do that thing means you have an ability.


Ability and inner growth: Each ability you have is a trait that you can use to find out more about yourself, but it’s also an opportunity to add to the list of abilities you’d like to acquire.  Exploration and learning new abilities brings inner growth on a practical and internal level.


Ability and inner growth action steps:

  1. In-depth self-exploration questions: How does ability play a role in my life? What have I learned from my abilities?  When did I start thinking about having the ability to do something specific?  How does ability affect how I see myself?  When did ability start to matter to me?  What new abilities do I want to acquire and why?


  1. List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with ability at the center and then list or put around it all the words that come to mind associated with it. Next make a second list with as many abilities you have that come to mind. With your two lists pick two words from each list that mean the most to you.  What makes these words so significant?


  1. Bring your awareness to your feelings about ability and let them flow without thinking about specific abilities, but just focus on the emotions that come about from the thought of the word. After about five minutes let your thoughts come to mind too and focus on the first ability that comes to mind and the feeling it brings about.  Do the same with as many abilities that come to mind.


Your turn – Share your ability sentence, life examples, and inner growth action steps; and let me know if you’d like to see something added to our Inner Growth Word of The Day explorations 🙂