Top 5 Wayne Dyer Books – IMO

wayne-dyerWe lost a great man and one of my all time favorite authors recently – Dr. Wayne Dyer. Dyer’s first book, Your Erroneous Zones was the first self help, success psychology book I ever read. It fueled my interest in this field that remains to this day. In this book I was also introduced to Abraham Maslow and his hierachry of needs which has had a major influence on not only psychology but advertising, marketing and business management as well. Dyer listed Maslow as one of his mentors. Being a teenager at the time, and full of emotions I didn’t understand, Dyer in his first few books seemed to be able to cut through all the psychological babble and explain things in a very common sense way without ever talking down to the reader. He made it sound like he had found or realized something really unique and wanted to tell all his friends (his readers) what it was.

As time went on I watched him change his tone from a scientifically based psychology to a more spiritual based psychology but still have that Dyer touch of making complicated and stressing things sound so simple and easy. I’ve always felt better after finishing one of his books. So without further adieu here is my list of the top five Wayne Dyer books that had an impact on me. I encourage you to check them out. This is by no means all of them as he wrote closed 30+ books in his lifetime.


Your Erroneous Zones

As I said this is the book that got me hooked on self-help and success psychology. It was all about gaining control of your life. In it Dyer tells us to ask  “How long am I going to be dead?” Dyer suggests that taking such an “eternal perspective” will aid one in gaining a more “take charge” stance in life. Life is a risk, and we are all going to die anyway, so why not do what we want with our lives? Dyer goes through all the domains of human experience such as approval seeking, guilt and worry and self esteem. In plain language he points out all the unnecessary worry and stress involved and shows you how to handle each to feel empowered and to take change of your emotions rather than let outside forces dictate how you feel.


The Sky’s The Limit

In his third book, The Sky’s Limit Dyer moved past taking control of your own mind and self mastery into showing you how you could become a “No Limit” person. In this book Dyer explains why we put limits on our-self – sometimes consciously and sometimes unconscionably. He then tells us how we can break past these self imposed barriers and truly live the life we want.


Wisdom Of The Ages

In Wisdom Of The Ages, Dyer offers the wisdom taught by the world’s great teachers such as Buddha, Jesus, Confucius, Michelangelo, and Emily Dickinson and then he provides an easy-to-digest interpretation for the reader. He does a chapter on each person with a little background and history and he then explains how their teachings have an impact on our lives today.


The Power Of Intention

In the Power Of Intention Dyer says that intention is generally viewed as a pit-bull kind of determination propelling one to succeed at all costs by never giving up on an inner picture. In this view, an attitude that combines hard work with an indefatigable drive toward excellence is the way to succeed. However, intention is viewed very differently in this book. Dr. Wayne W. Dyer has researched intention as a force in the universe that allows the act of creation to take place. This book explores intention—not as something you do—but as an energy you’re a part of. We’re all intended here through the invisible power of intention. This is the first book to look at intention as a field of energy that you can access to begin co-creating your life with the power of intention.


Excuses Begone!

In Excuses Begone!, Dr. Dyer explains how to change the self-defeating thinking patterns that have prevented you from living at the highest levels of success, happiness, and health. These are things we tell ourselves like “I’m too old or too young”, or “I’ll never afford that” or “I don’t have the time”. These 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.


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