Inner Growth Word of the Day: Master
Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition: (v.) 2 a. to become skilled or proficient in the use of. 2 b. to gain a thorough understanding of.
Master in a sentence: How many things we look to master, depends on how many things we’re interested in and/or that are a part of our day-to-day.
Master in action: To actively learn about a subject or skill and to understand it, as well as be able to apply it is to master something.
Master and inner growth: To master something means you put your all into it and when you take a look at how you feel about mastering things and what you are inclined to master, you uncover things that are important to you, things you’re curious about and want to know more of (so that you can gain full knowledge of them). This type of insight into yourself allows you to ask why these things are important to you and that brings about inner growth because sometimes those things we master might not actually be of interest to us per se; maybe they were brought about by a cause and effect, a reaction of sorts, but it’s not something we are actually into; or the opposite, you find out just how much you love that specific thing you continuously are inclined to do, and rework it into your life as a constant instead of a one time or periodic thing.
Master and inner growth action steps:
- In-depth self-exploration questions: How do I feel about the things that I master? What does mastering something teach me about myself? What have been the things I’ve looked into mastering? How has mastery of something influenced my life? When did I start wanting to master things? What have I learned about life from my experiences when trying to obtain mastery of something?
- List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with master at the center and then list or put around it all the other words that come to mind associated with it. From this list pick three words that represent something to you in regards to one thing you’ve mastered that you’re super excited about. Write about this thing using the three words you picked from your first list.
- Bring your awareness to your feelings about the things you master for your life’s journey. Allow that feeling to flow and pay attention to what stands out the most of the things you’ve mastered or want to master. Try to pay attention to the feelings that arise as you transition from one thought to the next.
Your turn – Share your master 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 🙂