Inner Growth Thought of The Day 99 – Preparing For Leadership

April 9

Inner Growth Thought of the Day: Preparing For Leadership

 

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Preparing for leadership is important for how you lead yourself and others; and life has a way to help you with this.

 

The things you live day by day that push your buttons are the same things that get you to learn to lead from the heart, gain confidence in your heart, and consequently help others do the same.

 

Here are some ways you can continue preparing for leadership in a way that brings inner growth and leadership to others.

 

  1. When you have moments of frustration or a number of situations that seem to go “against” you, take a minute to evaluate what these things are telling you about any insecurities or areas where greater patience is required so that you may find your ideal solutions.

 

  1. In helping others achieve resolutions with their conflicts, remember how you worked through your own. Make a list that is helpful to you as a reminder in future moments of conflict; and use it as a guideline to help you help others with theirs.

 

  1. Every year review what you have learned thanks to life that has helped you to become a better leader for yourself and for others.

 

Your turn – Share your inner growth thought of the day, a sentence, life examples, or action steps you take with new beginnings 😊

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Inner Growth Word of The Day 365 – Endless

Inner Growth Word of The Day 365 – Endless

December 31

Inner Growth Word of the Day: Endless

 

Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition: (adj.) 1. being or seeming to be without end.  2.extremely numerous.

 

Endless in a sentence: Something endless can be desirable by some, but not by others.

 

Endless in action: When a thought or feeling never end, that is endless.

 

Endless and inner growth: What role endless plays in life and the passions you hold pursue inner growth as you explore those never-ending situations and get to know how they are a part of you so deeply.

 

Endless and inner growth action steps:

  1. In-depth self-exploration questions: What is something endless to me? How does endless play a role in my life?  What are some things or feelings that are endless to me?  How has my idea of what is endless affected my life?  What role does endless play in my relationships?  One of my biggest takeaways from an endless feeling I’ve had my entire life?

 

  1. List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with endless at the center and then list or put around it all the words that come to mind associated with it. Now think of one to three things that are endless to you and write about the one you find most important to you and where you are today.  Use the words form your list to write about this event.

 

  1. Bring your awareness to your feelings about endless thoughts or feelings and notice how your emotions transform as you contemplate these things. Pay close attention to where your feelings arise and how they flow throughout you.  If any emotions seem to be more obvious in certain areas of you, bring your attention to them and once you’ve captured their meaning visualize them moving along.

 

Your turn – Share your endless 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 🙂

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 🙂

Inner Growth Word of The Day 363 – Inequality

December 29

Inner Growth Word of the Day: Inequality

 

Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition: (n.) 1. the quality of being unequal or uneven.  2. an instance of being unequal.

 

Inequality in a sentence: Inequality can be felt and/or experienced, it all depends on the situation at hand.

 

Inequality in action: When something is not the same in treatment or measurement, that is inequality.

 

Inequality and inner growth: A look at how you feel about and live inequality through thoughts, actions, and heart allow you to pursue inner growth as you find balance in all the different situations presented to you in time.

 

Inequality and inner growth action steps:

  1. In-depth self-exploration questions: What does inequality mean to me? How has inequality affected my life?  How has inequality affected my relationships?  When did I first talk about inequality?  Why does inequality take place when it does?  Who has affected my thoughts on inequality?

 

  1. List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with inequality at the center and then list or put around it all the words that come to mind associated with it. Write about three instances that come to mind of inequality that you’ve dealt with and use the words from your list.

 

  1. Bring your awareness to your feelings about inequality and pay close attention to where the emotions start out and how they flow, but also to where do they flow. If you have recurring feelings building up in certain areas visualize them as water flowing down a stream and away from you.

 

Your turn – Share your inequality 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 🙂

Inner Growth Word of The Day 362 – Sluggish

December 28

Inner Growth Word of the Day: Sluggish

 

Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition: (adj.) 1. averse to activity or exertion.  2. slow to respond.  3 a. markedly slow in movement, flow, or growth.

 

Sluggish in a sentence: Sometimes when you’re sluggish it’s just an off day; but other times, it’s worth going a bit more in-depth to find the hidden meaning behind it.

 

Sluggish in action: When you are a bit low on energy and movement, moral included, that is sluggish.

 

Sluggish and inner growth: Taking a closer look at sluggish days brought about by life circumstances pursues inner growth because it gets you to have those tough conversations with yourself so that you may know what’s going on and take your next steps.

 

Sluggish and inner growth action steps:

  1. In-depth self-exploration questions: Why do I get sluggish? Do I get sluggish in specific situations?  How does being sluggish affect my life?  What takeaways do sluggish days give me about me?  When did I first use the word sluggish?  Who do I go to on my sluggish days for a talk?  How have sluggish days affected my relationships?  When was the last time I felt sluggish?

 

  1. List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with sluggish at the center and then list or put around it all the words that come to mind associated with it. From this list think of the last sluggish feeling and day you’ve had and write about it with the words from your list.

 

  1. Bring your awareness to your feelings about being sluggish and having sluggish days, and notice the first feeling that comes up. Focus on this initial feeling and its flow, notice if your emotions are evenly flowing or if some stay behind or are stronger in certain areas.  When you’re ready visualize the emotions being on a river smoothly sailing towards the ocean.  Then move on to the next feelings that stand out at you and do the same thing.

 

Your turn – Share your sluggish 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 🙂

Inner Growth Word of The Day 361 – Exhaustive

December 27

Inner Growth Word of the Day: Exhaustive

 

Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition: (adj.) including all possibilities.

 

Exhaustive in a sentence: When you’re exhaustive in your search for ways to achieve the goals you’ve set out, you know you’re doing everything possible to reach them.

 

Exhaustive in action: Considering everything that is a part of a circumstance, that is exhaustive.

 

Exhaustive and inner growth: Exploring the exhaustive in your considerations brings about inner growth because it gives you a level of self-awareness like no other since you look through all the options you’ve contemplated and get in-depth of why they worked or didn’t for you.

 

Exhaustive and inner growth action steps:

  1. In-depth self-exploration questions: What does it mean to me to be exhaustive in my search for answers? How am I exhaustive when making life choices?  Why is being exhaustive on matters important to life?  When did I first think about being exhaustive in the choices I make for my future?  How has being exhaustive in things affected my relationships?  How has being exhaustive with my resources helped me?

 

  1. List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with exhaustive at the center and then list or put around it all the words that come to mind associated with it. Now think of two things you’ve done in your life where you were exhaustive in the choices you made.  Write about one of the two events using the words in your list.

 

  1. Bring your awareness to your feelings about exhaustive and take note of where the emotions arise, how they flow, and if they accumulate in any specific areas of your body. As you do this allow thoughts to come in and pay attention to the changes in feelings and flow that take place.

 

Your turn – Share your exhaustive 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 🙂

Inner Growth Word of The Day 360 – Justify

December 26

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:

  1. 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?

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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 🙂