“How people treat you is
their karma, how you react is yours” ~ Wayne Dyer
~ “You are not stuck where you are unless you decide
to be.” ~ Wayne Dyer
~ "The only limits we have are the limits we
believe.” ~ Wayne Dyer
~ “Enjoying life is far superior to being
graded on your performance in life.” ~ Wayne Dyer
Born in Detroit, Michigan in 1940, Wayne Dyer spent
much of his childhood living in orphanages and foster homes. Wayne
Dyer quotes the “obstacles” in his childhood as being almost
directly responsible for his success today.
Despite being, a quiet
child who, because of his lack of family life and transient
lifestyle, struggled to connect emotionally with people – Dyer knew
his destiny lay in helping others. Many of Dyer’s motivational
quotes reflect on confronting loneliness and understanding the power
“You are not alone if you like the person you are alone
Despite the difficult start to his life, Dyer successfully
graduated from high school and, upon graduation, went on to spend
four years in the United States Navy. Following his time with the
Navy, Dyer attended Wayne State University, which he graduated from
with his D. Ed degree in counselling. “Begin to see yourself
as a soul with a body, rather than a body with a soul” ~ Wayne Dyer ~ "Be miserable.
Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it's always your
choice.” ~ Wayne Dyer ~ “You are in a partnership with all other human beings, not a
contest to be judged better than some and worse than others.” ~ Wayne Dyer ~ “You leave old habits behind by starting out with
the thought, 'I release the need for this in my life'.” ~ Wayne Dyer ~ “All blame
is a waste of time." ~ Wayne Dyer ~
“You get treated in life the way you teach people to treat you.”
~ Wayne Dyer ~ “When you abandon
making choices, you enter the vast world of excuses.” ~ Wayne Dyer ~ “The purpose of
dancing isn't to end up at a particular spot on the floor. The
purpose of dancing and of life is to enjoy every moment and every
step, regardless of where you are when the music ends.” ~ Wayne Dyer ~
Career and Achievements
Wayne Dyer’s ultimate goal as he set
out on his desired career path was to set up his own therapy center.
While doing this, he worked as a high school counselor in Detroit,
as well as a professor of counselor education in New York.
His lectures were always extremely popular with the students and he soon
became known for his motivational speeches and talks on achieving
Wayne Dyer quotes a chance meeting with a
literary agent as being the catalyst to what can only be described
as “overnight success”. The agent, having seen some of Dyer’s
motivational talks, encouraged him to document his theories in a
book. Dyer did just that and before most publishers knew what time
of day it was – “Your Erroneous Zones” had topped bestseller charts
and was easily outselling more established authors in the genre.
Quotations from Wayne Dyer’s autobiography describe this time as
exciting for Dyer, despite the fact he did not really have a plan of
action. He was very much taking it in his stride and living for each
The success of his first book led to several appearances on
television including “Phil Donohue” and “The Tonight Show”.
Dyer may not have seen his roaring success coming but he was
determined to build on it and quickly organized production of audio
tapes, as well as a series of lecture tours. He was also contracted
to produce regular book publications. Wayne Dyer quotes his troubled
childhood and self-made man story as being the real secrets to his
success. People can connect with Dyer, and identify with his life.
Wayne Dyer’s motivational quotes and lectures include many personal
aspects of his own life – something that endears him to his fans.
time went on, Dyer has introduced more spirituality into his work,
with his books “Real Magic” and “Your Sacred Self” discussing the
many different components of spirituality, as well as information on
the “higher consciousness”.
To date, Wayne Dyer has published over
30 books and made many videos and audio tapes. As well as a strong
social media presence, Dyer has his own YouTube channel. “If
you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change”
~ Wayne Dyer ~ “Peace is the
result of retraining your mind to process life as it is, rather than
as you think it should be.” ~ Wayne Dyer ~
“If we focus on what's ugly, we attract more ugliness into our
thoughts, and then into our emotions, and ultimately into our lives” ~ Wayne Dyer ~ “Judgements prevent us from seeing the good that
lies beyond appearances.” ~ Wayne Dyer ~
“When you judge another, you do not
define them, you define yourself.” ~ Wayne Dyer ~ “The antidote to fear is faith.” ~ Wayne Dyer ~ “You are always a valuable, worthwhile human being
-- not because anybody says so, not because you're successful, not
because you make a lot of money -- but because you decide to believe
it and for no other reason.” ~ Wayne Dyer ~
Fans and Critics
Wayne Dyer says his fans are being “like family”, which isn’t surprising as he is one of the most
well thought of motivational speakers and authors of modern times.
Lovingly called “Father of Motivation” by his fans, the many
obstacles he faced as a child makes his success even more endearing
to the league of Dyer fans across the world.
Quotations by Wayne
Dyer not only encourage people to change in a positive way, they
make the people believe they can change.
Dyer is quick to point out
his reversal of fortunes as an example of how positive thinking can
help turn a person’s life around.
Rather than just
telling people to change, Dyer shows people how they can achieve it
and this is most definitely his unique selling point.
Unfortunately, as with many motivational coaches and authors, Dyer
also has his critics. Maybe the harshest critics came when he took
part in a pledge drive for network PBS. Not only was he accused of
providing “insincere platitudes”, his talks were said to lack
substance and intellect.
Wayne Dyer quotes from his book “Change
your Thoughts – Change your Life” in response to his critics – “The
highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you know
nothing about”. Another critic – author Stephen Mitchell – also sued
Dyer for Plagiarism in 2010, accusing him of stealing 200 lines of
his own work to use in two of his books. Wayne Dyer strongly denied
the allegation, insisting the lines were his own interpretation of
the subject. “Anything you really want you can attain, if
you really go after it” ~ Wayne Dyer ~ “Discontinue deciding what anyone else should or
shouldn't be doing.” ~ Wayne Dyer ~ “Go for it now. The future is promised to no one.”
~ Wayne Dyer ~ “The
state of your life is nothing more than a reflection of the state of
your mind.” ~ Wayne Dyer ~ “Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance
in your life.” ~ Wayne Dyer ~ “Love is the ability and willingness to allow those that you
care for to be what they choose for themselves without any
insistence that they satisfy you.” ~ Wayne Dyer ~ “The highest form of ignorance is when you reject
something you don't know anything about” ~ Wayne Dyer ~ “No one can create negativity or stress within you.
Only you can do that by virtue of how you process your world.” ~ Wayne Dyer ~
At 72-years old,
Wayne Dyer insists he is a long way off retiring, although he is
enjoying more quality with his family.
He still makes regular
appearances on television and hundreds and thousands of people via
YouTube watch his audio tapes and filmed lectures.
Wayne Dyer quotes
are regularly used on television – in films and documentaries and
Wayne Dyers books continue to sell and sell well. His most recent
claim to fame was an appearance in Toy Story 3 – where the voice
over from one of his lectures was used. Wayne Dyer quotes this as
one of his biggest achievements, if only because of the credibility
points he earned with his grandchildren. “What
we think determines what happens to us, so if we want to change our
lives, we need to stretch our minds.” ~ Wayne Dyer ~ “Your children will
see what you’re all about by how you live, not what you say” ~ Wayne Dyer ~ “Don't die with the music still in you.” ~ Wayne Dyer ~ “Once you believe in yourself and see your soul as
divine and precious, you'll
automatically be converted to a being who can create miracles.” ~ Wayne Dyer ~
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