Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Wayne Dyer - My Top 10 Favorite Quotes

Wayne Dyer
I've been a huge fan of Wayne Dyer for 20 years, beginning with his classic best-seller, Your Erroneous Zones (1993) and including many of his dozens of books. I always had the sense that he was a truth-teller who was telling me the truth. Maybe it's because he's an outsider who speaks his mind - a candid, self-effacing man whose life exemplifies that you never stop learning and you don't have to be perfect to be wise. Maybe it's because he talks about spirituality and religion as two separate things. In any case, he always made me think and I've incorporated a lot of his wisdom into my own thinking. When he speaks, I listen; and I'm always rewarded for it.

My top 10 favorite quotes from Wayne Dyer...

On ATTITUDE - “You cannot always control what goes on outside. But you can always control what goes on inside.”

On CHARACTER - “Your reputation is in the hands of others. That's what the reputation is. You can't control that. The only thing you can control is your character.”

On COMMITMENT - "There's no scarcity of opportunity to make a living at what you love. There is only a scarcity of resolve to make it happen."

On COMPASSION - “When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.”

On GRATITUDE - “When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It's to enjoy each step along the way.”

On OPEN-MINDEDNESS - “The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don't know anything about.”

On PASSION - “Passion is a feeling that tells you: this is the right thing to do. Nothing can stand in my way. It doesn't matter what anyone else says. This feeling is so good that it cannot be ignored. I'm going to follow my bliss and act upon this glorious sensation of joy.”

On PERSEVERANCE - "It's never crowded along the extra mile."

On RESPONSIBILITY - "How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours."

On SELF-ESTEEM - “You cannot be lonely if you like the person you're alone with.”

Post by Dennis E. Coates, Ph.D., Copyright 2012. Building Personal Strength .

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