Inner Growth Word of The Day 177 – Mistake

June 26

Inner Growth Word of the Day: Mistake


Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition: (n.) 1. a wrong judgement.  2. a wrong action or statement proceeding from faulty judgment, inadequate knowledge, or inattention.


Mistake in a sentence: Everyone can make a mistake, it’s what you make of it that matters because no matter the mistake, there’s always something to learn.


Mistake in action: When you do something you later find out was wrong, whether it’s a statement you’ve made or an action you took, that is a mistake.


Mistake and inner growth: To explore your relationship with the idea of a mistake, as well as taking a look at the mistakes you’ve made and make, is something that brings inner growth because it gets you to take the next step towards self-love; towards the understanding of others and how they can make mistakes; and towards a view of the world that can mold thanks to your newly gained insights of your own mistakes.


Mistake and inner growth action steps:

  1. In-depth self-exploration questions: How do I feel about making a mistake? When was the first time I made a mistake and what did I do about it?  What types of mistakes do I notice more often around me?  How have my mistakes affected my life?  How have mistakes in general affected my relationships?  What would I change about mistakes?  What are my biggest takeaways from mistakes?


  1. List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with mistake 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 one word that reminds you of a mistake you made, then pick another that reminds you of a mistake someone else made, and then a third word that makes you think of a mistake that you and someone else made.  Now choose one of these words and the event associated to it and write about it with the words from your first list.


  1. Bring your awareness to your feelings about a mistake and allow these emotions to flow evenly and smoothly throughout your body. If you notice places where the feelings accumulate, imagine a river flowing and those feelings being in that river slowly dispersing.  When you’re ready allow thoughts to come in and hone in on the thought (event) that stands out the most in what feelings it brings about.  From here, let those feelings flow and do the rest of the talking.


Your turn – Share your mistake 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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