Inner Growth Word of The Day 109 – Determination

April 19

Inner Growth Word of the Day: Determination


Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition: (n.) 3 a. the act of deciding definitely and firmly.  3 b. firm or fixed intention to achieve a desired end.


Determination in a sentence: Everyone has determination in some aspect of their life.


Determination in action: Deciding to pursue something and going all the way is determination.


Determination and inner growth: The level of determination you put in yourself and the things in your life allow you to pursue inner growth because you will do everything it takes to achieve your end result.  Also, determination means you contemplate your choices over time, and this type of exploration brings about additional opportunities for inner growth seeing as it is something you spend time on.


Determination and inner growth action steps:

  1. In-depth self-exploration questions: When did I first experience determination? What areas of my life involve determination?  How do I use determination to achieve inner growth?  How has determination affected my life?  What has determination brought to my relationships?  In what ways does determination affect my actions?  What influences my level of determination?


  1. List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with determination at the center and then list or put around it all the other words that come to mind associated with it. Pick three words from your list and next to each put an incident that comes to mind where determination was involved.  Out of the three words and the incidents next to each word, pick one and write about this incident.  What stands out the most about your determination in this incident?


  1. Bring your awareness to your feelings about determination allowing the emotions to fill your body and mind. Let those emotions speak to you without thinking thoughts, but just feeling.  After a couple or more minutes, let your thoughts start flowing and focus on the one thought that stands out the most.  Allow it to speak to you through the feelings it brings about and when you feel it’s expressed itself fully, move on to the next thought that stands out.


Your turn – Share your determination 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 🙂


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