Inner Growth Word of the Day: Value
Google’s Dictionary/Search definition: (n.) 1. the regard that something is held to deserve; the importance, worth, or usefulness of something. 2. a person’s principles or standards of behavior; one’s judgment of what is important in life.
Value in a sentence: Something or someone can be of value to one person, but not to another.
Value in action: When something or someone is worthy, it is of value.
Value and inner growth: Finding out why you value some things or people and the value you attribute to each gives you insight into what you find important and worthy. This also leads you to explore what you find of less value. Both can further inner growth by bringing about questions and reevaluations of that which you attribute value to.
Value and inner growth action steps:
- In-depth self-exploration questions: What does value mean to me? How has value affected my life? How do I attribute value? Has anyone influenced my definition of value? Why do I value some things more than others? How do I attribute value to people? How has my application of value affected my relationships?
- List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with value at the center and then list or put around it all the words that come to mind associated with it. For each word you listed put the thing or person it reminds you of that has value for you. When you’re done pick three or more of the word combinations and next to each place the exact opposite and something that doesn’t have value for you. Now expand on each word combo and list the reasons why they have or don’t have value to you.
- Bring your awareness to your feelings about value and notice where you feel it first (maybe near your heart or your stomach area). Tune out your thoughts and just focus on feeling the feeling you’re getting all throughout your body. After about five minutes allow your thoughts to flow or think of the words you put in your list (one at a time) and allow the feelings of those things to expand throughout you. Does any one feeling standout more than the other?
Your turn – Share your value 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 🙂