Inner Growth Word of The Day 364 – Control

December 30

Inner Growth Word of the Day: Control


Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition: (v.) 2 a. to exercise restraining or directing influence over.  2 b. to have power over.


Control in a sentence: To control the direction your life takes is subject to variables that are not always in your control.


Control in action: When you lead the way to the actions you take, that is control.


Control and inner growth: Exploring your relationship with control and how it affects your life pursues inner growth as you learn to manage the things that are not in your control and to understand where the control component comes from.


Control and inner growth action steps:

  1. In-depth self-exploration questions: When do I apply control in my life? How does control help me in the things I want to do?  Why does control take place when it does?  How does control affect my life?  When do I let go of control?  What ways do I control things throughout my day?  How does control affect my relationships?  What have I learned about myself through my exploration of control?


  1. List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with control at the center and then list or put around it all the words that come to mind associated with it. Next think of one instance where control was a big part of what happened and write about the situation using the words from your list.


  1. Bring your awareness to your feelings about control and pay close attention to where the first emotions arise. From the moment you notice that emotion where does it flow to and how does it change depending on the situations you think about.  As you do this ensure you visualize a continuous flow of emotions.


Your turn – Share your control 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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