Words are significant because they become thoughts. Those thoughts can be good or bad, life or death.
It is our responsibility not to dwell on thoughts that are not life. In Mathew 6:25-34 Jesus mentions, take no thought several times. Thought means, anxious. He is warning us don’t take and receive the thought.
Within the first 10 seconds if the thought changes your demeanor, cast it down.
2 Corinthians 10:5 it says, casting down imaginations and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.
So what thoughts are you letting in?