Inner Growth Word of The Day 235 – Hindsight

August 23

Inner Growth Word of the Day: Hindsight


Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition: (n.) perception of the nature of an event after it has happened.


Hindsight in a sentence: In hindsight couldn’t take place unless you already experienced that which you learned from thanks to its happening previously.


Hindsight in action: To perceive the true nature of something after it has happened and apply it to a situation wanting to know this ‘true nature’ before that moment, that is hindsight.


Hindsight and inner growth: All the lessons that come from hindsight add to your inner growth journey since you are in tune with the events that are taking place in your life, even if coming to certain conclusions after the events take place.  One way to make even more from your hindsight moments is to look at how those situations and thoughts affect you personally, from within on an emotional level and if they bring about any specific reactions or thoughts.


Hindsight and inner growth action steps:

  1. In-depth self-exploration questions: What have I learned from my hindsight events? When was the first time I experienced hindsight?  What was the situation and what did I learn from it?  If there was one way to classify hindsight how would I classify it on importance to me?  Why is exploring hindsight moments valuable to my day to day?  How has hindsight affected my life and/or relationships?


  1. List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with hindsight 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 stand out the most and write about what makes them stand out.  When you’re done take a look at what you wrote and in one word express the similarities you find between the three stories.


  1. Bring your awareness to your feelings about hindsight and allow them to flow within. Notice where those emotions stem from and where they go, if you sense them stopping in certain areas of your body visualize them moving along like water in a stream flowing down calmly.  When you’re ready, allow thoughts to come in and focus on the one that brings about the biggest emotional response.  See what feelings arise from this specific event.


Your turn – Share your hindsight 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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