How To Use The Power Of Words In Your Life

the power of words

The thoughts we think and the words we speak constantly shape our world and experiences so it is important to learn how to use the power of words in your life.


Our words have the power to build up or tear down.


It is important to choose our words wisely.


“Words are like eggs dropped from great heights; you can no more call them back than ignore the mess they leave when they fall.”
― Jodi Picoult, Salem Falls


When you understand the power of words you will choose them wisely.


The Power of Words – Words to eliminate from your vocabulary.


If – it is a very small word with a loaded meaning. We often hear it used in phrases like ‘what if” if only”. What has happened has happened and thinking of the “ifs” is a waste of time.


Try – Every time I hear someone use the word “try” I think to myself something like “no you won’t”. It is a very weak word and shows lack of commitment. Do you agree?


But– now this is one I am guilty of over using. Here are some words you can use in it’s place…

…… however, nevertheless, still , yet, though, instead and although. I am sure there are more.


Sorry – the word sorry comes from sorrow. I have recently realized how much I say it for no real reason. I  found myself saying sorry for sneezing and crazy things like that. If you need to apologize use the word apologize or apologies which ever is appropriate.

I confess with this one I do struggle to find a different word when someone loses a loved one.


Just – this word is negative and often used as a filler when no word needs to be used in it’s place. Again one I am sometimes guilty of using.


Should – again a weak word and indicates  non commitment. Either do it or don’t and get rid of that word.


Always – often this word is used as an over generalization. You hear people say to each other “you always…. ” this gives no room for the other person to grow and it is a judgement.


Never – is like always as it is a  generalization and a word that assumes things cannot change.


The Power of Words – Words to include in your vocabulary

  • I can
  • I will
  • Abundant
  • Appreciation
  • Blessed
  • Brilliant
  • Effortless
  • Endless
  • Fun
  • Glory
  • Grateful
  • Joy
  • Love
  • Persistent
  • Positive
  • Success
  • Thankful

… I am sure there are many more that can be added to the list.


The Power of Words – and 2 words to use wisely.


The statement “I am”. The words you attach to I am are a declaration to the Universe and to God.

If you say negative statements like:

  • I am broke
  • I am fat
  • I am stupid 

That is what you are declaring. 


On the other hand of you say positive words such as:

  • I am abundant 
  • I am grateful
  • I am successful

That is what you are declaring.


I AM – use it wisely. 


“You can change your world by changing your words… Remember, death and life are in the power of the tongue.” Joel Osteen 

I hope I have convinced you on the power of words.  Vow today to choose your words wisely. 


Have an amazing day!


sue price











26 thoughts on “How To Use The Power Of Words In Your Life

  1. Di Downie

    Love , love, love this blog Sue.

    I’m always reminding myself that comes out of my mouth is what I’m thinking.

    My words are my balance sheets for my thoughts that I often are not keeping a check on.

    Even when I’m aware of words that don’t add or even take away from me and other people, I catch myself often using the words but and just, words ,like you say, can be fillers and negative.

    Thankyou Sue a good reminder


    1. Sue Price Post author

      I am so glad you love the post Di.

      For some time now I have been watching my words and more recently have taken it to another level. I first became aware of my “fillers” when I was reading back my blog post and saw sulfurous words like just. Then I heard myself over using it.

      I am doing quite a few Louise Hays meditations right now and she talks about it so much.

      Thanks for your comment Di.

    1. Sue Price Post author

      I am sure we all use words that do no serve us Helen so it is sure is good to pay attention to them. Thanks for your comment. 🙂

  2. Kerry Lang

    Such a great post Sue. In his book ‘Hung By The Tongue’, Francis P. Martin explains that ‘What you Say Is What You Get’ and it is absolutely true. Thanks for the reminder.

    1. Sue Price Post author

      I have not heard of that book Kerry. Sounds like one to add to my reading list. It is a great title too and says so much. We do get what we say. Thanks for your comment.

  3. Danny Yoon

    This is definitely a great post on how effective and powerful words you are saying can change your life! Thanks so much for sharing this Sue!

    1. Sue Price Post author

      Thanks Danny. Some of the words we say without thought do not serve us. Thank your for your comment. Much appreciation.

  4. Erica Udeanu

    Gosh! So many light bulb moments here in your post Sue! I am very aware of when I use the words “try” or “but” or “should” … I change them immediately … but there were some I was unaware of … like ‘sorry” … i do use that a lot.

    Thank you for pushing some buttons today.

    1. Sue Price Post author

      I first heard the one on sorry from a person Robert Kiyosaki used to work with to clear his head. She came out here when he was on tour and Ivan and I were blessed to have her stay with us a couple of times. She picked me up on the “sorry” and explained why. I am glad your buttons were pushed Erica as that means more growth. 🙂 Hugs

    1. Sue Price Post author

      Thanks Showleh and words sure do reflect in our behavior and our relationships. Thank you for your comment.

  5. Metro Procanick

    I forget about the power of words when I speak. I’ve copied your list and will refer to it as I write!

  6. earl hackett

    Sue great post because the power has always been in the words. In the beginning God said and it was. What we say to our-self becomes reality over time.

    1. Sue Price Post author

      I agree Earl God did say it and it is throughout the Bible. Still many of us use our words unwisely and wonder why life is not working. Thank you for your comment.

  7. sifu fernandez

    I totally relate to this,,,even harder matching my words to physical action or having video with words and actions matching what i really teach but it helps me improve.nice post

    1. Sue Price Post author

      Thanks Sifu, I think this is in a area we all need work on. Awareness though is key. Thank you for your comment here.

    1. Sue Price Post author

      Thanks Irene they certainly should be used carefully. Much appreciation for your comment.

  8. Akaahan Terungwa

    Hi Sue,

    Another brilliant entry, no doubt.

    Personally, I have since understood the power of words and how what we say have a way of brilliantly becoming reality.

    However, I’ll caution that the truth be told to ourselves in as much as we try to positively affirm and claim abundant blessings with the tip of our tongues.

    It’s always a joy landing on your blog and reading your thoughts.

    Make the day great!

    Akaahan Terungwa

    1. Sue Price Post author

      Hi Terungwa,

      Words are powerful for sure and I think we do need to believe what we are saying. I used to use affirmations and wonder why things were not happening as I wished and then I realized I did not believe them.

      Thanks for your visit and comment here Terungwa.

      You too have a great day.

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