OUR GLOSSARY

Words can infiltrate the mind. Thus, writing and understanding our personal associations to words and their meanings versus the meanings accepted by others is critical to solving any problems we are experiencing in our communication with each other. 

We find that people have the most productive conversations with less miscommunication and misunderstanding when they define their terms. We cannot understand each other if we have different understandings of the same words, so defining our terms helps us create clarity in our communication. The following glossary includes words that we frequently use with Choice Forward, and the definitions are to help you best understand us.

 

Acceptance - the act of accepting; the fact of being accepted; approval


Accountability - the quality or state of being accountable; especially: an obligation or willingness to accept responsibility or to account for one’s actions


Action - making a choice based on the experience you desire and the person you aim to be, regardless of how you feel


Awareness - having or showing realization, perception, or knowledge


Barrier - deciding to build walls, turn around, avoid reflection, or decide not to see beyond your circumstances

Be -  the state of being at peace

Bless - the act of sharing your greatest gift; your time

Burden - when a situation weighs on you so much that you learn nothing and feel physically down

Choice - the act of choosing: the act of picking or deciding between two or more possibilities


Collective - of, relating to, or being a group of individuals


Communication - the act or process of using words, sounds, signs, or behaviors to express or exchange information or to express your ideas, thoughts, feelings, etc., to someone else


Community - an interacting population of various kinds of individuals( as species) in a common location vs a group of people who have the same interest, religion, race, etc


Connecting - to join with or become joined to something else.


Connection - the act of connecting two or more things or the state of being connected


Culture - the beliefs, customs, arts, etc., of a particular society, group, place, or time


Darkness - having very little or no light


Death - the end of Life


Efficiency - the ability to do something or produce something without wasting materials, time or energy


Experience - the process of doing and seeing things, and of having things happen to you


Fear - to expect or worry about (something bad or unpleasant)


Lesson - deciding to face the events as they are, and seek out ways of learning from them


Life - the driving the force that connects organic matter with energy


Light - something that makes vision possible


Love - unselfish loyal and benevolent concern for the good of another

Maintenance - addressing, and fixing the issues at hand


Mental health - condition of being well, and the overall condition of the mind


Mindfulness - the practice of maintaining a nonjudgemental state of heightened or complete awareness of one’s thoughts, emotions, or experiences on a moment to moment basis


Patience - the capacity, habit, or fact of being patient


Perception - how you understand or see something; the lens you use to see


Perspective - your unique point of view; your seat at the table 

Progress - forward or onward movement toward a destination


Physical fitness -  the condition of being well, and the overall condition of the body


Productivity - the quality or state of being productive


Reaction - allowing the circumstances or situation to dictate your choice, thereby reacting to your emotions based on how you feel


Respect - a feeling or understanding that someone or something is important, serious, etc., and should be treated in an appropriate way


Spiritual awareness - the quality or state of attention you give to your life and all that is living.


Test - an opportunity to measure what you know and create solutions


Tool - a device, drug, item, hobby, habit, process, or routine that helps you to achieve a desired goal


Trap - a position or situation from which it is difficult or impossible to escape


Value - the amount of money, property, and/or assets you have

Vice - a device, drug, item, hobby, habit, process, or routine that is relied on to escape the stress of any circumstance or situation

The World - the collection of refined processes we have created to make life better

Worth - the measure of one's Mental Health, Physical Fitness, and Spiritual Awareness

 

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