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The Top 120 Most Empowering Words in English

Words have limitless power over how we think, act, and communicate. Words help us develop our best life, affirm our health and find balance. These 120 most empowering words will change how you talk to yourself and to others absolutely shape the path of your life.

What are Words?

Have you ever stopped to think about the complexity of words?

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Words, in essence, are a combination of sounds that come from our throats and are shaped by our mouths, and each word has a different vibration and a different meaning. The energy of this vibration and meaning has the power to interact with our bodies and change our own energies.

“Words are singularly the most powerful force available to humanity. We can choose to use this force constructively with words of encouragement, or destructively using words of despair. Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate and to humble.”

Yehuda Berg

Changing Your Negative Words to Empowering Words

The act of changing our words from negative ones to empowering ones is one of the most transformational things we can do for the betterment of our lives!

How often do we respond with words like:

“Dammit Dawn, you’re such a klutz.”

“I’m so sorry, I’m a terrible friend, I’m 30 minutes late to our lunch date.”

It’s natural for us to respond to ourselves with negative words when something negative happens. But how could our day, our spirit, our life change if we changed those negative words to positive ones?

“Oops, I didn’t mean to spill the water. I’ll just go clean it up!”

“Thank you so much for waiting for me! Our lunch date is so important to me, but something unavoidable happened.”

Changing our negative words to positive ones helps us respond differently to ourselves after a mistake. It also implies growth mindset.

I’m not going to get into a growth mindset here, but basically, it implies that your intellect, success, talents, skills, and other aspects of your life can be learned and developed.

In contrast, a fixed mindset is a belief that people are just simply “born that way”. Some people are just dumb. Some people are just lucky. Some people just have natural talent.

A growth mindset is essential for learning and growing! As a mother, having a growth mindset is imperative to the growth of development of my boys… children learn first and foremost through learned behaviors from their parents.

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How to Use Empowering Words

Empowering words can have a variety of uses. They can build you up, help you feel at ease, change your mindset, give you courage, or many other things.

So these self-empowerment words may seem very different, but in truth, empowerment, just like enlightenment, is not just one-sided.


You can use affirmations to give you a boost in mindset. They can make you feel empowered, in-love, at peace, or any number of different feelings.


When you’re writing to empower others, convince others of an idea, or keep someone’s attention, lukewarm words will likely put your readers to sleep! Use powerful words to elicit a strong emotional reaction from your readers.


In marketing and copywriting, strong words can help you convince your ideal market to try your product. Powerful words are essential for persuasive writing of any kind.

Women’s and Girl’s Empowerment

If you use these words for discussions with your daughters or need to use them for women’s empowerment events, they’re sure to build others up in your life. These 120 words can be used as empowering words for females or empowering words to describe a woman. Women are NOT the weaker sex—prove it to them!

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List of 120 Most Empowering Words

These words might be varied, but they are all positive, powerful words to help empower your life in whatever way you need!

Use these 120 empowering words for a variety of things: affirmations, copywriting, business, or just for life! Put the power back into your life!

  1. abundance
  2. adventurous
  3. ambitious
  4. astonishing
  5. astounding
  6. attractive
  7. audacious
  8. authentic
  9. awe-inspiring
  10. badass
  11. beautiful
  12. belief
  13. blessing
  14. bliss
  15. bravery
  16. breakthrough
  17. breathtaking
  18. brilliance
  19. captivating
  20. charismatic
  21. classy
  22. clever
  23. colossal
  24. commit
  25. compelling
  26. confident
  27. curious
  28. decadent
  29. dedicated
  30. deliberate
  31. delight
  32. devoted
  33. discover
  34. divine
  35. dream
  36. driven
  37. ease
  38. effective
  39. effortless
  40. elevated
  41. empower
  42. enliven
  43. enrapture
  44. enrich
  45. enthralling
  46. epic
  47. exciting
  48. exclusive
  49. fantasy
  50. feisty
  51. ferocious
  52. fierce
  53. free
  54. genius
  55. glorious
  56. grace
  57. grit
  58. heaven
  59. hero
  60. honor
  61. I* (You)
  62. imagine
  63. impact
  64. innovation
  65. inquisitive
  66. insight
  67. inspiration
  68. intellect
  69. intentional
  70. invest
  71. jaw-dropping
  72. jubilant
  73. life-changing
  74. love
  75. luxury
  76. master
  77. mind-blowing
  78. miracle
  79. money
  80. now
  81. overwhelm
  82. passion
  83. perseverance
  84. pleasure
  85. power
  86. prevail
  87. purpose
  88. radiant
  89. refined
  90. renew
  91. save
  92. sensational
  93. sensual
  94. sexy
  95. smart
  96. soaring
  97. soothe
  98. soul
  99. speechless
  100. spirit
  101. strength
  102. stunning
  103. stupendous
  104. supernatural
  105. surrender
  106. temptation
  107. tenacity
  108. thriving
  109. trailblazer
  110. transform
  111. unbreakable
  112. unique
  113. unleash
  114. unlimited
  115. unstoppable
  116. virtuoso
  117. visionary
  118. whole
  119. wild
  120. worthy

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120 most empowering words
120 most empowering words
120 most empowering words

The Most Empowering Words in the English Language

Annette Kinglock-Murray

Monday 12th of July 2021

There are some phrases that you have to part ways with. They say life and death are in the power of the tongue and your thoughts become your actions. Eventually, they will control your behavior and the way you live your life.


Thursday 26th of March 2020

I love all of these words, right now I believe that right now all we have is our words.

Eva Martin

Tuesday 24th of March 2020

Love that! Very useful especially for non-native english speaker like me. I will definitely make a use of it when writing and speaking. Thank you!


Tuesday 24th of March 2020

This list is amazing! I try to live a very positive life, but do still seem to criticize myself more than anyone. Thank you for sharing. I'm definitely going to think about this more now!


Monday 23rd of March 2020

I need to work on changing my negative thoughts/words to positive ones. Such a great list of words that I NEED to use more often.