‘Excuses Begone’ 18 Affirmations From Dr Wayne Dyer

life affirming thoughtsWhenever we are choosing to say affirmations we are doing two things;

1) Training the mind to think differently

2) Deliberately affecting the frequency that we are feeling and emitting and therefore creating.

There are lots of great inspirational teachers out there creating and sharing powerful affirmations.  I use and borrow and tweek many of them, as well as creating my own ones which are specific to my own goals.

I’ve recently discovered this new bunch (below) of powerful affirmations through the work of Dr Wayne Dyer. Dr Dyer spent the year of 2006 submerged in a study of Loa Tzu’s ancient book the ‘Toa Te Ching‘ (‘toa te ching’ loosely translates as ‘the way’)

Dr Dyer then meditated on and wrote an essay for each chapter of this ancient book, defining what each chapter was about,  and then went on to write his best seller ‘Excuses Begone’.

In Excuses Begone Dr Wayne Dyer introduces us to the 18 main excuses we use to not live our lives to the full, but he also provides us with the excellent affirmations that cancel out these nasty excuses that he calls ‘mind viruses’.


Here they are, the excuses and then the cancelling out affirmation –

1. It will be difficult

I have the ability to accomplish any task I set my mind to with ease and comfort


2. It’s going to be risky

Being myself involves no risks. It is my ultimate truth, I live it fearlessly.


3. It will take a long time

I have infinite patience when it comes to fulfilling my destiny.


4. There will be family drama

I would rather be loathed for who I am than loved for who I am not.


5. I don’t deserve it

I am a Divine creation, a piece of God. Therefore, I cannot be undeserving.


6. It’s not my nature

My essential nature is perfect and faultless. It is to this nature that I return.


7. I can’t afford it

I am connected to an unlimited source of abundance.


8. No one will help me

The right circumstances and the right people are already here and will show up on time.


9. It has never happened before

I am willing to attract all that I desire, beginning here and now.


10. I’m not strong enough

I have access to unlimited assistance. My strength comes from my connection to my Source of being.


11. I’m not smart enough

I am a creation of the Divine mind; all is perfect, and I am a genius in my own right.


12. I’m too old (or not old enough)

I am an infinite being. The age of my body has no bearing on what I do or who I am.


13. The rules won’t let me

I live my life according to Divine rules.


14. It’s too big

I think only about what I can do now. By thinking small, I accomplish great things.


15. I don’t have the energy

I feel passionately about my life, and this passion fills me with excitement and energy.


16. It’s not my personal family history

I live in the present moment by being grateful for all of my life experiences as a child.


17. I’m too busy

As I unclutter my life, I free myself to answer the callings of my soul.


18. I’m too scared

I can accomplish anything I put my mind to, because I know that I am never alone.


When I have time (when I’m in the mood!) I’m going to record these affirmations with some nice music and artwork and make a wee video.  I like to make myself affirmation audios so that I can plug in and listen. Here’s one I’ve done before. It’s a powerful way of me retraining my thinking. I’ll share it here when I’m done

There is a fantastic 7 hour audio reading/seminar of the Excuses Begone book available here on YouTube









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