Saturday, March 26, 2011

Wayne Dyer's Excuses Begone!

I guess there are some advantages to having the weather be uncooperative. One of them is that I turned on the TV this morning and by chance (there are no accidents in life) saw a show on the PBS channel by Wayne Dyer called "Excuses Begone". His message is what I have been practicing lately as I have been working with Katherine Treffinger. I will write more about my experiences with Katherine on another post but for now, here is what I saw on PBS. I wrote these all down, as Wayne Dyer suggests, and hope to look at them daily to remind myself. I hope that you will do the same.

18 Excuses

  1. It will be difficult.
  2. It's going to be too risky.
  3. It will take a long time.
  4. There will be family drama.
  5. I don't deserve it.
  6. It's not my nature.
  7. I can't afford it.
  8. No one will help me.
  9. It's never happened before.
  10. I'm not strong enough.
  11. I'm not smart enough.
  12. I'm too old or not old enough.
  13. The rules won't let me.
  14. It's too big.
  15. I don't have the energy.
  16. It's my personal family history.
  17. I'm too busy.
  18. I'm too scared.
Now, here are his affirmations to change these excuses into something more positive.
  1. Instead of saying "It will be too difficult" affirm: "I have the ability to accomplish any task I set my mind to with ease and comfort."
  2. Change "It's going to be too risky" to: "Being myself involves no risks. It's my ultimate truth and I live fearlessly."
  3. "It will take a long time"----"I have infinite patience when it comes to fulfilling my own destiny."
  4. "There will be family drama"----"I'd rather be loathed for who I am than loved for who I'm not."
  5. "I don't deserve it"----"I'm a divine creation, a piece of God. How could I be undeserving?"
  6. "It's not my nature"----"My essential nature is perfect and faultless. It is to this nature that I return."
  7. "I can't afford it"---"I am connected to an unlimited source of abundance."
  8. "No one will help me"---" The right circumstances and the right people are already here and will show up on time."
  9. "It's never happened before"---"I am open and willing to attract all that I deserve beginning here and now."
  10. "I'm not strong enough"---"I have access to unlimited assistance. My strength comes from my connection to my source."
  11. "I'm not smart enough"---"I'm a creation of the divine mind, all is perfect and I am a genius in my own right."
  12. "I'm too old or not old enough"---"I'm an infinite being. The age of my body has no bearing on what I do or who I am."
  13. "The rules won't let me"---"I live my life according to divine rules."
  14. "It's too big"---"I think only about what I can do now. By thinking small I accomplish great things."
  15. "I don't have the energy"---"I feel passionately about my life and this passion fills me with excitement and energy."
  16. "It's my personal family history"---"I live in the present moment by being grateful for all my life experiences as a child."
  17. "I'm too busy"---"As I un-clutter my life I free myself to answer the callings of my soul".
  18. "I'm too scared"---"I can accomplish anything I put my mind to because I know I'm never done."
Working with Katherine, listening to the sermons at my church weekly, watching things like Wayne Dyer on TV...these are all things that keep appearing in my life. I read similar themes on other's blogs too. I don't think it is an accident. There is a paradigm shift happening and those of us that are aware are seeing the messages appear more and more frequently. We need to quit making excuses and change our thought processes. In doing so, we free ourselves for the possibilities to unfold.


  1. Absolutely! Right On! Thank you, thank you, thank you, for these specific points, wonderful reminders of things I think I know, but sometimes forget. Perfect. I'm seeing this paradigm shift as well and appreciate your willingness to speak out about it. Love your last sentence. Freeing myself for the possibilities to unfold is how I try to live each day. Some days are better than others, so thank you for this. I needed to hear this today.

  2. nice. we will hide behind our excuses until we make that decision that what we want is more important...

  3. "I'd rather be loathed for who I am than loved for who I'm not." That's a good one.

  4. I absolutely love what you've posted here today...and very much agree. I bought this book (the children's version) for my grandkids when they get older....I have a feeling it will be needed as a reminder when they grow up...and hopefully they will get it better than I's taken me years to understand and put into practice, and I'm going to be 59 yrs young this year....sorry Wayne wasn't around when I was younger. I feel life would have been much simpler with this knowledge of concepts. Thanks for posting these...a reminder/refresher is just what I needed today. I might even print this out and keep a copy on my bulletin board in my art room. Love to you Teri....your heart is shining brighter than ever today!

  5. Completely agree. I think Ern practices this though process a lot, which I am constantly trying to achieve. Life is a constant process of learning and changing.

  6. Absolutely right. We need to exercise more the positive thinking, looking at the bright side of life. Making only negative statements deprive us of more happy days.

  7. Dr. Dyer once again....brilliant.

    My parents taught all of us, six kids, that you should follow your dreams. Never be afraid of being yourself.....let your freak flag fly! One thing I like to emphasize when I am mentoring is that ...someone's got to do it and why not YOU? That being said I really need to heed my own advice and get working on my illustrations. But for now...back to the garden.

    LOVE PBS!!!!! Where would we be without it?

  8. Thank you for sharing this ... inspiring and definitely life changing

    I agree about the age of Aquarius being a time of big changes...and indeed there are no accidents

    Brightest of Blessings to you and yours



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