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?
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.
How to Use Empowering Words
So these self-empowerment words may seem very different, but in truth, empowerment, just like enlightenment, is not just one-sided.
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!
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!
- I* (You)