The power of words

There’s power in the words you use. Choose them wisely and they'll serve you and help you live the life you dream of. 

The words you use each and every day shape who you are. They influence your thoughts, how you feel, and your actions.

Stand up now and say these words. As you say them, notice how you feel.

I’m not

I can’t 

I don’t

I haven’t

Now try these words. And, again notice how you feel.

I am

I can

I do

I have

What did you notice? What differences did you notice?

When I say the negative words my shoulders slump. It’s like the weight of the world is on me. Saying the positive words makes me feel upbeat and positive. I stand taller with my shoulders back. I also feel lighter and happier.

How about you?


Grab a pen and your book. Write a list of statements about yourself that are positive and affirming. Start the statements with “I am”, “I can”, “I do” and “I have”. 

You might have sentences like “I am a loving and caring woman”, “I can do anything I set my mind to”, and “I have all the skills I need to make this day a success.” Or whatever feels right for you.

Now say your sentences out aloud. Repeat daily, in fact several times a day!  What you choose to say about and to yourself has a HUGE impact. 

Your words have power and will either serve you or not. Be like a gardener who removes the weeds from their garden so the flowers and plants can flourish.

Remove the words that do not serve you. Notice the changes in what you believe about yourself, your potential and in the possibility of the future. 

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Live your life as only you can. Your life, your way. – Tracey x