Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, the renowned motivational guru known as the “father of motivation” has passed away at the age of 75. His flagship book, Your Erroneous Zones, changed the personal development landscape and became an instant bestseller in 1976. Since then, his teachings, dozens of books and words of wisdom have changed the lives of many. Dyer’s philosophy combined New Thought self-actualization theory and nondenominational spirituality.

In honor of his life’s work, here are 21 quotes to inspire your happiness and encourage you to start living your best life, now:

“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”

“Self-worth comes from one thing – thinking that you are worthy.”

“Judgements prevent us from seeing the good that lies beyond appearances.”

“It makes no sense to worry about things you have no control over because there’s nothing you can do about them, and why worry about things you do control? The activity of worrying keeps you immobilized.”

“How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.”

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

“Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.”

“Conflict cannot survive without your participation.”

“You cannot be lonely if you like the person you’re alone with.”

“The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don’t know anything about.”

“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.”

“Maxim for life: You get treated in life the way you teach people to treat you.”

“Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance in your life.”

“When I chased after money, I never had enough. When I got my life on purpose and focused on giving of myself and everything that arrived into my life, then I was prosperous.”

“Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into.”

“Everything you are against weakens you. Everything you are for empowers you.”

“Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.”

“What we think determines what happens to us, so if we want to change our lives, we need to stretch our minds.”

“Live one day at a time emphasizing ethics rather than rules.”

“Your children will see what you’re all about by what you live rather than what you say.”

“All blame is a waste of time. No matter how much fault you find with another, and regardless of how much you blame him, it will not change you. The only thing blame does is to keep the focus off you when you are looking for external reasons to explain your unhappiness or frustration. You may succeed in making another feel guilty about something by blaming him, but you won’t succeed in changing whatever it is about you that is making you unhappy. ”


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