Inner Growth Word of the Day: Justify
Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition: (v.) 1 a. to prove or show to be just, right, or reasonable. 2 a. to judge, regard, or treat as righteous and worthy of salvation.
Justify in a sentence: Even if you justify something to someone that doesn’t mean they’ll change their mind about it.
Justify in action: Trying to prove to someone that a personal thought or belief you hold is right, that is to justify.
Justify and inner growth: Exploring what it means to you to justify is important to your inner growth as you get to uncover the things you’re still working on with yourself.
Justify and inner growth action steps:
- In-depth self-exploration questions: What does it mean to me to justify? Why do I justify things? When do I justify something? How has my trying to justify a thought to someone else worked for me? What feelings are involved when I justify something? What are some of my biggest lessons from having to justify a belief to someone?
- List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with justify at the center and then list or put around it all the words that come to mind associated with it. Now think of three things you tend to justify and write about them using the words from your list. Notice any commonalities between the three things and explore them further.
- Bring your awareness to your feelings about when you justify something or someone and notice how those feelings change depending on which one you’re doing. Explore one set of feelings at a time by allowing those emotions to flow and silencing your mind as this takes place. When you are done compare the two feelings between justifying something or someone and notice what stands out the most from your feelings.
Your turn – Share your justify 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 🙂