Very few have shaped my career as a speaker, or my life, as have Dr. Wayne Dyer. Sadly, he passed away last night.
Some of my fondest memories as a child were sitting with my mom watching Dr. Dyer on Prairie Public Television, the local PBS station. Although I wasn’t a big fan of all the fundraising commercials at the time (I was a kid) I loved learning from Wayne and his teachings had a profound impact on me as a kid, and helped create some beautiful bonding moments with my mother.
I had the opportunity to see him in person a few times, including earlier this year in Denver with my wife Tricia. I am certain that what he shared with us will not only continue to guide me as a speaker, but provide an anchor and reference point in raising our family and teaching our kids.
Here are 12 quotes from Dr. Dyer that I feel honour the legacy of transformation he has left in so many lives.
“I am realistic – I expect miracles.” – Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
“Conflict cannot survive without your participation”. – Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
“There’s no scarcity of opportunity to make a living at what you love. There is only a scarcity of resolve to make it happen.” – Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
“Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.” – Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
“You cannot be lonely if you like the person you’re alone with.” – Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
“You cannot always control what goes on outside. But you can always control what goes on inside.” – Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
“Each experience in your life was absolutely necessary in order to have gotten you to the next place, and the next place, up to this very moment.” – Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
“The state of your life is nothing more than a reflection of the state of your mind.” – Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
“It is easy to love people when they smell good, but sometimes they slip into the manure of life and smell awful. You must love them just as much when they smell foul.” – Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” – Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
“Loving people live in a loving world.
Hostile people live in a hostile world.
Same world.” – Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
“Go for it now. The future is promised to no one.” – Dr. Wayne W. Dyer. (May 10, 1940-August 30, 2015)
Which Wayne Dyer quotes have impacted you the most? Comment below and if there’s one that needs to be on the list I’ll send you a special gift!