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Updated: Aug 11, 2020

How to Change Lifelong, Self-Defeating Thinking Habits

Andrea Seydel Live Life Happy Unconventional Book Club


Dr. Wayne W. Dyer reveals how to change the self-defeating thinking patterns that have prevented us from living at our highest levels of success, happiness and health.

Modifying habitual thinking patterns really comes down to tossing out the same old excuses and examining your beliefs in a new light.,

Get ready to learn specific questions to ask any excuse, and then proceed to new thinking. Melt away old habituated ways of thinking.

Through his book... You ultimately discover you have no excuses worth defending, that when you eliminate the need to explain your shortcomings or failures, you'll awaken to a life of your dreams.

Questions to Ask Yourself

What excuses have you used in the past? What excuses are you still using today?Really think about it. What is holding you back from your life, from a higher level of success?

What long established excuses have you used that are keep you the same?

What kind of thinking has become habitual or have become long habits of thoughts? What is your excuse pattern? I want you to REALLY THINK ABOUT THIS BECAUSE... IT"S ABOUT TO GET REAL!!

Identify & Remove Habitual Thinking

"Don't believe everything you think!"

You can change old habits by changing your beliefs: Your beliefs are all those formless energy patterns the you've adopted. We create self-limiting beliefs to explain why we're not living life to the absolute fullest.

"I won't ever be able to do that it's not in my genes." The thoughts called memes are thoughts that you allow to become your master and every excuse you've made is a meme disguised as an explanation. This becomes a placebo effect or self fulfilling prophecy.

Creative conscious mind can do almost anything you instruct it to do. Through discipline, effort, and practice, it can accomplish almost anything you focus your thoughts on. Habit implies that you've made the same choices over time. It also implies that you can make your thoughts less automatic and more aligned and applied. SLOWLY ELIMINATING EXCUSES.

TIPS: 1. Decide to CHOOSE instead of EXCUSE; Everything you think, say, and do is a choice.2. See yourself through a new lens. Notice where you are rationalizing or justifying, shift to a new way of seeing things. "If no one told me who I was who would I be? 3. Make an EXCUSE CATALOG- it will be difficult, It's going to be risky, it will take a long time, there will be drama, I don't deserve it, it's not my nature, I can't afford it, no one will help me, It's never happened before, I'm not strong enough, I'm not smart enough, I'm too old (young), The rules won't let me, It's too big, I don't have the energy, my family history or upbringing, I'm too busy, I'm scared.

The Key Excuses Begone Principles:

Awareness: Lifelong thinking keeps you stuck, becoming aware is the first step.

Alignment: Readjust your thinking so it is in alignment with your greatness.

Now: Forget past and future, be present in the now. Excuses explain now moments tangled in the past and future. Now is where the truth is. No judgement.

Contemplation: Is the mental activity behind all creation. Be conscious of what you choose to use your mind for.

Willingness: an essential element in the approach towards living your life fully free from excuses. Willing to take responsibility, to vision, to surrender, to take a willing mindset.

Passion: Passion always trumps excuses! An enthusiasm that comes from within=passion. Nurture your passion.

Compassion: When retreat to excuses ask your self, "How may I serve?" Thinking of others first allows for you to feel joy and overrides excuses.

The Excuses Begone Shift: Questions to shift old thinking

1. Is it True?

2. Where did the excuses come from?

3. What's the pay off?

4. What would my life look like if I couldn't use these excuses?

5. Can I create a rational reason to change?

6. Can I access universal cooperation in shedding the old habits?

7. How do I continuously reinforce this new way of being?


This book encourages us to challenge patterns and feel inspired by a new awareness hidden beneath excuses.

It helped us have an unquestionable ability to eliminate excuses. As excuses are from false beliefs.

Its helps us to elevate our lives but taking responsibility for who we are and what we are choosing to become.

We can disconnect the power from the subconscious habitual mind, so we can unearth the excuses buried beneath!!

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