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Excuses Begone! How to Change Lifelong, Self-Defeating Thinking Habits
By Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
How to Change Lifelong, Self-Defeating Thinking Habits
By Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
Read How You Want, (2009)
EasyRead Large Print, in 16 Point Font
(Originally Published in Standard Print by Hay House)
Genre: Self-Help, Health
Reviewed by Auggie Moore - September 8, 2009
What is keeping you from obtaining the goals you want, be it losing weight or getting that job you want? Why can't you overcome your addiction to ____. Fill in the in the blank with the addiction of your choice: alcohol, chocolate, drugs, bad relationships, etc... Why aren't you living the life you want to? The answers to all these questions is often the same, You. According to Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, it is habitual self-defeating thinking that is keeping you from living the happy, fulfilling, and healthy life that you want. In his new book, Excuses Begone! How to Change Lifelong, Self-Defeating Thinking Habits, Dr. Dyer shows you how to change your thinking habits, and by doing so, change your life.
Within the pages of Excuses Begone!, Dr. Dyer explores why we make excuses for ourselves, and why doing so can cause life-long impediments to our health and happiness. These excuses are self-actuating, causing these self-defeating thinking habits to become ingrained in our thinking, and these habits become a way of life.
"For example, if you're averse to risk taking and tend to choose the safe or easy path, this has caused you erect mental barriers. Such barriers are what I'm calling "excuses," and they give you a way out. So when it's time to try something new... you come up with the same old excuse and avoid the risk. This is all an exercise that starts and ends in your mind: it's habituated thinking you rationalize by saying that it was inherited, or foisted on you by well-meaning (albeit cautious) parents."(Pg. 139)
The material in Excuses Begone! is organized into three thematic sections:
Dr. Dyer is an inspirational writer and lecturer. He has written a slew of self-help books, DVDs and audio programs, and he has shared his insights on public television and via the radio. Many of his books, including this one, have shot to the top of the best-selling charts almost as soon as they were published. While much of the information presented in Excuses Begone! can be classified as common sense advice. It can still be difficult for people to admit to themselves that they are the cause of their own problems. Hopefully, by reading this book, their eyes will be opened and they will quickly learn that the best way to advance in life is to stop making excuses for yourself, to learn how to be honest with yourself, and to start living the life you were meant to live. Throughout this book, Dr. Dyer has provided examples from his own life, and other anecdotal evidences that illustrates how to apply the principles discussed in Excuses Begone! to your life. These stories also illustrate the effectiveness of these principals in overcoming self-defeating behaviors.
- Part I: Identifying and Removing Habitual Thinking
As the title suggests, this section will help you identify your self-defeating thinking habits, and start you on the path to changing these habits.
- Part II:The Key Excuses Begone! Principles
This section details the seven principles that are the essence of Excuses Begone!. A chapter is devoted to each principle, which include such topics as Awareness, Contemplation, Willingness, Passion, and Compassion. Dr. Dyer has included suggestions and exercises at the end of each of these chapters. These suggestions and exercises will help you to internalize the lessons learned in each chapter and to apply them to your everyday life.
- Part III: The Excuses Begone! Paradigm Shift
This section shows you the final steps that you need to take to stop your self-defeating thinking patterns, how to stop complaining and making excuses for yourself, and to make positive thinking patterns an integral part of your life.
If you have, or think you have, any self-defeating thinking habits, do yourself a favor and read Excuses Begone!, it can change your life!
Excuses Begone! is available from Read How You Want, an on-demand publisher that makes books available in a variety of formats including Braille, DAISY, and five different large print formats. This range of formats makes this, and other books, available to not only visually impaired individuals, but also anyone with a reading or physical disability that makes reading standard print books difficult.
Excuese Begone! is but the first of many book by Dr. Dyer that are being published by Read How You Want, other books by Dr. Dyer that will be released shortly include:
- Everyday Wisdom for Success
- A Promise is a Promise
- Inspiration: Your Ultimate Calling
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