Dr. Wayne Dyer is an amazing self-help advocate, lecturer, and teacher; he’s authored numerous bestselling self-help books. Dyer spent much of his adolescence in an orphanage on the east side of Detroit. Later he graduated from Denby High School, and then received a doctorate of Education in counseling from Wayne State University.
At St. John’s University, Dyer began to give motivational and positive thinking lectures which attracted many more students then were enrolled in his course. Finally, a literary agent convinced Dyer to put his ideas in a book, which he titled, “Your Erroneous Zones.” After much work, Dyer’s book had received national attention, and he resigned from the University to pursue his motivational speaking career. Dyer has experienced much success in life as well as in his career.
Lesson 1 : Stop Making Excuses What you’re saying can’t be done is being done by somebody else right now. The difference is that they were unwilling to listen to the critics; they refused to hear the naysayer, they were just foolish enough to believe that the impossible was possible. Are you listening to people who are saying to be realistic, or are you listening to people who are saying the impossible can be made possible.
People always say, “You can’t make a living doing what you love!” And while they’re busy saying that, there are people making a living doing what they love. I like what Helen Keller said, she said, “While they said amongst themselves it could not be done, it was done.”
“There is no scarcity of opportunity to make a living at what you love; there’s only scarcity of resolve to make it happen.”
Lesson 2 : What’s In Will Come Out The results that you’re getting in your life aren’t an accident, those results are based on what’s inside of you. You have to change the inside, if you want change, and you change the inside by changing what you spend your time thinking about. When you spend your time focusing on good things, then good things will come out of you.
“When you squeeze an orange, orange juice comes out – because that’s what’s inside. When you are squeezed, what comes out is what is inside.”
Lesson 3 : Believe It First If you want to be successful, you must first believe that you are successful. When you believe it, then you will see it. It works the same way when you’re trying to manifest something in your life. You must believe it first, you must have full-confidence, and when you do, what you believe will become your reality.
Lesson 4 : Perception is Reality Successful people live in a successful world, and unsuccessful people live in an unsuccessful world. Same world. The difference is in perception, how do you perceive your world? Your perception will become your reality, which confirms one of Dyer’s most famous quotes, “When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”
“Loving people live in a loving world. Hostile people live in a hostile world. Same world.”
Lesson 5 : Everything Created Solves a Problem My eyes see, my ears hear, my nose smells. Everything created solves a problem, you were created to solve a problem, and your success is dependent on your ability to discover that problem and solve it. Finding that problem is discovering your purpose, solving that problem is fulfilling your purpose. You must discover the problem you were created to solve, and you must solve it.
“Everything in the universe has a purpose. Indeed, the invisible intelligence that flows through everything in a purposeful fashion is also flowing through you.”
Lesson 6 : Excellence Pays Off They say extraordinary is doing the ordinary things, well. It’s the “extra,” that makes it extraordinary. It means, when everyone else is tired and ready to give up, you go the extra mile. The extra mile makes the difference, the extra miles separates the winners from the losers, and the men from the boys. Are you going the extra mile?
Lesson 7 : Intentions Create Realities What are you intending. In other words, what are your plans? Are you planning for big things, or nothing at all? The intentions that consume your mind will create your reality. So intend big things, it takes no more time to intend big things then it does to intend small things. Plan your life the way you want it to be, believe that it’s possible for you, and you will live the life you planned.