Think about the words that you attach to the words ‘I am,’ do they serve to empower or disempower you?

Do you like the way that the words define you?

Do you feel strong and confident when you are saying these words? Or do you feel scared and uncertain?

Do you feel differently when you speak your words vs. having them run around in your head?

I was led to believe that words “don’t matter” until I experienced a series of events that were happening around me. I started noticing and really listening to the effect that words have and started realizing that they do matter, whether we are aware of it or not. The words you speak are important because you are the one who hears what you are saying the most! Be sure to surround yourself with people who lift you up and encourage you.

I love Henry Ford’s quote:

“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t –you’re right.” — Henry Ford

Thanks to this blog for sharing your insight. I loved seeing this reminder again:

“The words `I am…’ are potent words; be careful what you hitch them to. 
The thing you’re claiming has a way of reaching back and claiming you.”

-A. K. Kitselman

What do you attach after the words ‘I am?’

This post originally appeared on Health and Vitality.


  • Carolyn Lowe

    Brand Marketer | Storyteller | Connector

    Carolyn Consulting

    Carolyn is passionate about all things related to health and wellness.  She is a proactive and results driven leader with a track record of integrating authentic, cross-platform marketing experiences for startups, small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs), and global enterprises. Carolyn is also a Career/Mindset coach specializing in NLP.  She helps clients remove the charge on limiting emotions and beliefs to create new possibilities. With her experience in advertising and tech, she can relate and empathize with her clients' challenges to find empowering solutions. Carolyn writes about leadership, women in tech and health/wellness.