Wayne Dyer is one of my favourite human beings. This book teaches us how to love and be kind to ourselves, and offers guidance on ways to overcome self-limiting beliefs. Wayne Dyer dedicated his life to spreading happiness in the world.
As you think, so shall you be.
-Wayne Dyer (Your Erroneous Zones)
- A truer barometer of intelligence is an effective, happy life lived each day and each present moment of the every day.
- Those who recognise problems as a human condition and don’t measure happiness by an absence of problems are the most intelligent kind of humans we know.
- You are the person responsible for how you feel. You feel what you think. and you can learn to think differently about anything – if you decide to do so.
- You’ll seldom have regret for anything that you’ve done. It’s what you haven’t done that will torment you.
- Giving love to others is directly related to how much love you have for yourself.
- Love: The ability and willingness to allow those that you care for to be what they choose for themselves, without any insistence that they satisfy you.
- Anger: The only antidote to anger is to eliminate the internal sentence, ‘If only you were more like me.’
- You can welcome approvals from others, never crave or need it.
- At least half of the people in your world are going to disagree with at least half of the things you say.
- Labels (like I’m stubborn or I can’t do maths) enable you to avoid the hard work and the risk of trying to change. They perpetuate the behaviour which has given rise to them. To overcome the labels we put on ourselves: 1. Eliminate ‘I’m X’ whenever you can. Substitute it with sentences like ‘Until today I chose to be that way’ or ‘I used to label myself…’ 2. Announce to those close to you that you’re going to work at eliminating some of your I’m…s 3. Set behavioural goals to act differently than you’ve ever done before
- Guilt and worry are two useless emotions, one has happened and there is nothing you can do about it, the other occurs in the future in which you have no control over.
- The unknown is where learning and growth reside.
- The world is full of ‘shoulds’ that people apply to their behaviour without evaluation, which can be unhealthy when it gets in the way of effective behaviour.
- Blame is a neat little device that you can use whenever you don’t want to take responsibility for something in your life. It is the refuge of the externally oriented person.
- We seek justice and use the lack of it as justification for our unhappiness. Justice does not exist. It never has, and it never will. The world is simply not put together this way.