Inner Growth Word of the Day: Opinionated
Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition: (adj.) firmly or unduly adhering to one’s own opinion or to preconceived notions.
Opinionated in a sentence: When one is opinionated, it doesn’t mean they are not able to listen or understand other’s opinions, just that they hold a strong belief of theirs.
Opinionated in action: If there is an opinion that you firmly believe in or if you have judgements that you hold on to, that is opinionated.
Opinionated and inner growth: A look at what you’re opinionated about enables a deep dive into ideas and opinions you feel strongly about. This exploration of opinions and why you feel so strongly about them results in a level of awareness and possible transformation of these, which enables inner growth.
Opinionated and inner growth action steps:
- In-depth self-exploration questions: How do I feel about the things I am opinionated about? How has my opinionated nature affected my relationships? What have I learned from being opinionated? How has this opinionated tendency affected my life? How do I feel about others who are opinionated?
- List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with opinionated 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 life moment where your opinionated nature affected what happened next. Use the words in your first list to write about the event.
- Bring your awareness to your feelings about opinionated and allow them to flow without thinking much, just feel. Notice if those emotions flow freely or if they settle in specific spots. When you’re ready think about the life event you wrote about with the one word you picked from the list and notice what feelings this event brings about.
Your turn – Share your opinionated 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 🙂