Dr. Wayne Dyer is a popular motivational speaker and author. His recent books include The Power of Intention, Ten Secrets For Success & Inner Peace, Getting in the Gap and Everyday Wisdom. I’ve been studying Dyer’s principles for the past 22 years and here are the top 22 lessons I’ve learned from him
- You get whatever you think about most. Whatever you think about expands… and therefore, we must be careful to not think about what we do not want.
- You can never get enough of what you don’t want. Why? Because we’re thinking about what we don’t want and we keep getting more of it. From an abundance and prosperity perspective, it can be costly (meaning you can lose great opportunities) to contemplate the conditions you do not want to produce for your life…for fear of getting more of what you don’t want.
- Think from the end. I’m a big believer in starting with the end outcome and working backwards to reach it. Dyer takes a more mental approach to it as he encourages you to contemplate yourself surrounded by the people, events, and things that represent your version of a “perfect life.”
- An attitude of gratitude will take you a long way. Rumi said, “Trade your knowledge for bewilderment.” It is good to be in awe of all that you have attracted into your life and the more you are grateful for that – the more that will flow freely into your life.
- Paraphrasing Dyer: There are no branches of any trees that think it is wise to fight with each other. In other words, there is no value in fighting with others as we are all from the same metaphorical human tree of life. There is an old zen saying that goes something like this: Whatever you are for, strengthens you and whatever you are against, weakens you.