Mental Health

The Power Of Words

amy This is a guest post by Creative Coach Amy Zellmer

Today I want to talk about the Power of Words and eliminating negative words and phrases from your vocabulary.

No more using words like: can’t, won’t, shouldn’t, couldn’t. These aren’t the only words that are negative. By using regular words in a negative way also has the same negative effects on our lives. (ex: I want to lose 10 pounds so I am no longer fat!) What is the positive stimuli that you can replace that with? (I want to lose 10 pounds so I feel lighter and vibrant and more energetic). WoW! Can’t you just feel the difference in those two statements?? Going from a negative to a positive has a PROFOUND effect!

Also, using “want to” and “try to” can be negative to ourselves. “I’ll try to get my workout in this evening” NO……. change this to: “I am going to get my workout in this evening!” When you use want or try you are giving yourself an escape route, a cop out.

When you use negative words and phrases, you are telling yourself to believe it to be true.

A lot of times we don’t even realize we’re using these words and harming ourselves. I want you to start really paying attention to the wording that you use. When you catch yourself using a negative word or phrase, stop yourself and rephrase. Once you become very conscious of what you’re saying you will be amazed at the shifts and changes you see start happening in your life.

The power is in being AWARE and making a conscious shift in thinking!

A lot of these negative statements come from deep seeded beliefs and fears in ourselves. Using negative words and phrases can be detrimental to our business, as well as to ourselves personally. It is next to impossible to have self confidence if you are using negative words and phrases. If you are truly committed to bettering your life and health through fitness, you will see huge shifts and changes just by changing the words and phrases that you use! You can feel an immediate change in your energy!

Quit giving yourself an out, you and only YOU have the power to change your habits!

What are some of the negative things you are aware that you have been saying? What are some of the excuses you have been making? How can you turn these into a positive? Push yourself with these. If you can’t believe in yourself, why on earth should anybody else? You’ve totally got this!!

Amy Zellmer is a Creative Coach who lives in Saint Paul, MN with her Yorkie, Pixxie. She works with Creative Entrepreneurs who are ready to work through the issues that are holding them back and keeping them stuck. She believes that we ALL deserve as much success as we aspire to have, and she can help you get there!! Grab her free toolkit “3 Simple Strategies To Supercharge Your SUCCESS!!” at: and connect with Amy on social media:

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