Inner Growth Word of The Day 323 – Dare

November 19

Inner Growth Word of the Day: Dare


Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition: (v.) 1 a. to challenge to perform an action especially as a proof of courage.  2. to have the courage to contend against, venture, or try.


Dare in a sentence: The things you dare to do are typically deeply connected to you.


Dare in action: When you have the push to take on a challenge that seems insurmountable, that is to dare.


Dare and inner growth: When you explore things you dare to do, it brings about inner growth because through those moments of reflection you uncover parts of you that are so natural to who you are that they are not obvious at a first glance.  With awareness of these, you gain insights into yourself at a deeper level, which allows you to also apply any changes or transformations you want to see moving forward.


Dare and inner growth action steps:

  1. In-depth self-exploration questions: When did I first dare to do something? How has dare played a role in my life?  When I think about situations where I’ve dared to do things, what comes to mind?  How has dare affected my relationships?  Are the things I dare to do, different in how they make me feel than the things I don’t dare to do?  If so, how and why?


  1. List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with dare at the center and then list or put around it all the words that come to mind associated with it. From this list what are two or three situations that you’ve experienced with dare that come to mind.  Write about the one that stands out the most and use the words from your list to write about it.


  1. Bring your awareness to your feelings about when you dare to do some things or not and notice how your feelings change depending on the situation you’re thinking about. In between thoughts and feelings also include a silent mental pause and focus on the word dare alone, no situations, no actions, no experiences; just the word.  When you do this pay close attention to how your emotions change and their flow.  Then compare them to how you feel when you’re thinking of specific situations.


Your turn – Share your dare 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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