How to Use Power Words to Instantly Boost Your Self-Empowerment

Many of us are striving for personal goals all the time, but by far many are looking for personal self-empowerment. To achieve this, it’s important to harness the power of language and incorporate power words into your everyday life. These words have the ability to inspire, motivate, and create a sense of confidence and strength within oneself. By using power words consistently, you can unlock your full potential and become the best version of yourself.

This could be in the area of self-love, inner healing, self-esteem, confidence, health etc. These are all important areas people are beginning to personally value in all dimensions; the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual body.

You may be spending all of your time in life trying to pursue “success” by societal standards without doing what you want. Knowing what you want and what your deepest values are, will help you build the most meaningful and successful life possible. But in this fast-paced crazy world, it’s easy to get distracted amongst all the noise and overwhelm, stuck in a rinse-and-repeat, hopeless dead-end reality and losing sight of what really matters.

So, how can you make your life great and start living powerfully? What matters to you and what do you care about? The only thing in the way of our greatness and what matters most is what we think and what we believe. We think with words and words have energy. When we are conscious of the energy behind our words, we become capable of changing who we are. Energy is the nature of reality.

What Do You Value?

See as human beings, we want to please our friends and our family for fear if we don’t we may be rejected. We are always striving to be at their standard, most of the time unaware, giving what they expect in order to be accepted. Have you heard the term, “if he/she is happy, I’m happy”? If we don’t reach that expectation, then we don’t feel good enough in many respects. Our “I have to” motivation usually is about responding to something or someone outside of us and it often contains an element of struggle. Instead, changing that thought to “I want to” now comes more from a personal interest or desire. This is why, we must know what our own deepest values are because this will connect us to who we are, and what we want, and empower us with an unstoppable force to be our greatest and best selves. What we value, motivates us, physically, emotionally mentally, and spiritually. It is our motivation that determines the number and difficulty of obstacles we face and push through in all these dimensions. So our word is an incredible tool to guide us and keep us on track each and every time we use it and align with it on all levels. 

When we lose touch with the heart or core of our essence, we suffer. We lose our passion for life, and without that our world becomes meaningless and empty. Using your guiding word will keep you heartfully aligned and on track in your life. How you pay attention and connect to the word and how you live through the word begins to widen and open and deepen your own experience of your world. So your word helps to create your world.

How Power Words Affect You

When you use power words, you activate neural pathways in your brain that create a positive emotional response, releasing feel-good hormones like dopamine and serotonin. This can help you feel more motivated, confident, and energised.

Additionally, using power words can help you break negative thought patterns and replace them with more empowering beliefs. By choosing to focus on positive words, you can shift your perspective and attract more positive experiences into your life.


Words have power

About Power

Our five senses connect us and give us information from the outside world and this translates into how you view it or perceive it. However, every thought you have, every word you say, every act you do, requires energy or power. It is the invisible part of our being, that has the true power. This power we cannot see has the most influence over all that we can see, touch, smell, taste and hear. This internal power in some way influences the whole of this world. You are more powerful than can be measured. You are limitless! And as Caroline Myss says “The truth is that power is the fundamental ingredient in the human experience of life”.

“It is our duty as men and women to proceed as though the limits of our abilities do not exist” – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

So the question is, how can we activate this internal power? Every decision we make should come from a place of “Will this empower me, or disempower me”? Think of it as a type of power currency.

How Do I Choose My Power Word?

There are many inspiring and powerful words to choose from. Some of my favourites are harmony, peace, love, connection, gratitude, imagination, creative, believe to name a few. Choose a word that resonates with you. You can meditate on it or say each word and see how it feels. Does it light you up? Can you feel some energy inside you being activated?

Try this exercise to find your word:

If you were to write your own obituary, what would it say?

This exercise as morbid as it may feel will help you get in touch with your purpose and what matters to you. Imagining what you want your life’s legacy to be and how you want to be remembered can help in finding what your purpose is.

Unfortunately, while you were so busy with the routines of life, time has flown by so fast and now here you are at the end of your life. What regrets do you have?

Looking back, where do you wish you had spent more time, maybe with a loved one, or more time with your family? What did you not do that you wish you had done more of? Have more fun, travel more, learned how to paint, ate more healthily, slept more…

What do you wish you had done less of; complaining, judging, putting yourself down. Where you very rigid or spontaneous?

Top regrets are not making amends, stressing over little things, unaccomplished goals, words left unsaid, working too much, worrying too much what others think, taking life too seriously, not following their passion, not listening to their intuition, not spending more time with family and friends.

What will you miss the most? How did you make the world a better place? What kind of person were you not that you would have liked to be? Who was the real you the whole time that seldom showed up?

“I want to be thoroughly used up when I die” ~ George Bernard Shaw

Want do you want to have in your life to help you have a successful and meaningful life. Is it harmony, is it love, is it connection, is it rhythm, flow, movement, grace, acceptance, joy, peace, team, energy, family, grow, curiosity, compassion, kindness, faith, impact?

“Words are the vibrations of nature. Therefore, beautiful words create beautiful nature. Ugly words create ugly nature. This is the root of the universe.” ~ Masaru Emoto

Writing one’s obituary can be uncomfortable. The goal is not to feel bad but to get back your zest for life and focus on living a life worth dying for. 

More About Power Words

Who you are and your energy has the potential to impact those around you and the whole world!

“Water has a memory and carries within it our thoughts and prayers. As you yourself are water, no matter where you are, your prayers will be carried to the rest of the world.” – Dr. Masaru Emoto

A power word is a whole concept you choose as a motto to stand inside of and motivate you for your life or whatever you are up to today. Words have energy and power and can say a lot about ourselves.

“You’ve got to be before you can do and do before you can have.” – Zig Ziglar

My Power Word: GRACE

Let me share with you my power word I use evey day as part of my morning routine. I created an acronym which you can do to. This amplifies the potency of your power word even more:

G.R.A.C.E. – Gratitude, Rest, Acceptance, Choose, Energy

Gratitude – Being thankful every day. Counting my blessings.

Rest – Noticing where I am losing my power and stop doing it.

Acceptance – Accepting who I am, warts and all. Forgiving myself for messing up, and or how I perceived things in the past.

Choose – Choosing my own reality with power.

Energy – Doing activities to keep my vibration raised.


A power word is a word that has a strong and positive connotation, and using it can help raise your vibration by shifting your focus and mindset towards positivity and empowerment.

Personal self-empowerment is an increasingly popular goal for many individuals seeking to improve their lives and take control of their destiny. Incorporating power words into your vocabulary and mindset can be a powerful tool for raising your vibration and achieving greater levels of personal self-empowerment, happiness and success.

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