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Title:
Excuses begone! : how to change lifelong, self-defeating thinking habits
Author:
Dyer, Wayne W.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Carlsbad, Calif. : Hay House, [2009]

©2009
Physical Description:
xiii, 257 pages ; 24 cm
Summary:
Within the pages of this transformational book, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer reveals how to change the self-defeating thinking patterns that have prevented you from living at the highest levels of success, happiness, and health. ou'll learn to apply specific questions to any excuse, and then proceed through the steps of a new paradigm.
Language:
English
Contents:
Identifying and removing habitual thinking -- Yes, you can change old habits -- Your two minds -- Your excuse catalog -- The key excuses begone principles -- The first principle : awareness -- The second principle : alignment -- The third principle : now -- The fourth principle : contemplation -- The fifth principle : willingness -- The sixth principle : passion -- The seventh principle : compassion -- The excuses begone paradigm shift -- A new way of looking at changing old thinking habits -- The first question : is it true? -- The second question : where did the excuses come from? -- The third question : what's the payoff? -- The fourth question : what would my life look like if I couldn't use these excuses? -- The fifth question : can I create a rational reason to change? -- The sixth question : can I access universal cooperation in shedding old habits? -- The seventh question : how do I continuously reinforce this new way of being?.
ISBN:
9781401921736

9781401923105
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Book

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Within the pages of this transformational book, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer reveals how to change the self-defeating thinking patterns that have prevented you from living at the highest levels of success, happiness, and health. Even though you may know what to think, actually changing those thinking habits that have been with you since childhood might be somewhat challenging.

If I changed, it would create family dramas . . . I'm too old or too young . . . I'm far too busy and tired . . . I can't afford the things I truly want . . . It would be very difficult for me to do things differently . . . and I've always been this way . . . may all seem to be true, but they're in fact just excuses. So the business of modifying habituated thinking patterns really comes down to tossing out the same tired old excuses and examining your beliefs in a new and truthful light.

In this groundbreaking work, Wayne presents a compendium of conscious and subconscious crutches employed by virtually everyone, along with ways to cast them aside once and for all. You'll learn to apply specific questions to any excuse, and then proceed throughthe steps of a newparadigm. The old, habituated ways of thinking will melt away as you experience the absurdity of hanging on to them.

You'll ultimately realize that there are no excuses worth defending, ever, even if they've always been part of your life--and the joy of releasing them will resonate throughout your very being. When you eliminate the need to explain your shortcomingsor failures, you'll awaken to the life of your dreams.

Excuses . . . Begone!


Author Notes

Wayne W. Dyer was born in Detroit, Michigan on May 10, 1940. His father left the family when Dyer was a toddler, and his mother placed him in foster care until he was about 10. After serving four years in the Navy, he received a bachelor's degree in history and philosophy, a master's degree in psychology, and a Ph.D. in counseling from Wayne State University. He worked as a high school guidance counselor and a psychologist before becoming a motivational speaker and writer.

His first book, Your Erroneous Zones: Step-by-Step Advice for Escaping the Trap of Negative Thinking and Taking Control of Your Life, was published in 1976. During his lifetime, he wrote more than 30 books including Manifest Your Destiny: Nine Spiritual Principles for Getting Everything You Want, Wisdom of the Ages, There's a Spiritual Solution to Every Problem, 10 Secrets for Success and Inner Peace, The Power of Intention, Stop the Excuses!: How to Change Lifelong Thoughts, Change Your Thoughts - Change Your Life, Excuses Begone, Wishes Fulfilled, and I Can See Clearly Now. He died of a heart attack on August 29, 2015 at the age of 75.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Table of Contents

Introductionp. xi
Part I Identifying and Removing Habitual Thinking
Chapter 1 Yes, You Can Change Old Habitsp. 3
Chapter 2 Your Two Mindsp. 17
Chapter 3 Your Excuse Catalogp. 33
Part II The Key Excuses Begone! Principles
Introduction to Part IIp. 67
Chapter 4 The First Principle: Awarenessp. 69
Chapter 5 The Second Principle: Alignmentp. 79
Chapter 6 The Third Principle: Nowp. 89
Chapter 7 The Fourth Principle: Contemplationp. 99
Chapter 8 The Fifth Principle: Willingnessp. 109
Chapter 9 The Sixth Principle: Passionp. 121
Chapter 10 The Seventh Principle: Compassionp. 133
Part III The Excuses Begone! Paradigm Shift
Chapter 11 A New Way of Looking at Changing Old Thinking Habitsp. 147
Chapter 12 The First Question: Is It True?p. 163
Chapter 13 The Second Question: Where Did the Excuses Come From?p. 175
Chapter 14 The Third Question: What's the Payoff?p. 187
Chapter 15 The Fourth Question: What Would My Life Look Like If I Couldn't Use These Excuses?p. 203
Chapter 16 The Fifth Question: Can I Create a Rational Reason to Change?p. 215
Chapter 17 The Sixth Question: Can I Access Universal Cooperation in Shedding Old Habits?p. 227
Chapter 18 The Seventh Question: How Do I Continuously Reinforce This New Way of Being?p. 241
Endnotesp. 255
About the Authorp. 257