As a mental health therapist, clients are always asking me what books I’d recommend for them. And since I love books, I love answering this question.
For the month of October, I’m going to share some of these books on Manic Monday. Leave a comment at the end of the blog and you are entered to win one of the books featured this month! Your choice which one!
This week I’m featuring:
About EXCUSES BEGONE
In Excuses Begone! Dr. Wayne W. Dyer reveals how to change lifelong, self-defeating thinking patterns that prevent you from living at the highest levels of success, happiness, and health. You may know what to think but find it terribly difficult to change thinking habits that have been with you since childhood. This business of changing habituated thinking patterns is really the business of eliminating the same old tired excuses.
People are forever using excuses and defending those excuse patterns as if they were actually true. Such statements as It would be very difficult for me to change . . . If I changed, it would create family dramas . . . I’m too old or too young to change . . . I’ve always been this way . . . It’s in my DNA so I can’t change . . . I can’t afford the things I truly want and I’ve always been this way are all excuses that are used regularly without challenging the truth of these thinking habits.
When you eliminate excuses that explain your shortcomings or failures, you’ll awaken to your infinite possibilities. Removing the excuses involves examining these thinking habits under a new and truthful light.
In this groundbreaking work, Wayne presents a compendium of conscious and subconscious excuses employed by virtually everyone, along with a new paradigm that guides you to put those excuses to rest once and for all. You’ll learn to apply specific questions to any excuse, and then proceed through the steps of the Excuses Begone! paradigm. The old habituated ways of thinking will melt away as you experience the joy of releasing excuses and the absurdity of hanging on to them. There are no excuses worth defending ever, even if they’ve always been part of your life.
This book represents Wayne’s effort to help anyone whose self-defeating thoughts are persistently present, learn how to discard those old thinking habits, and discover the infinite possibilities of life!
What I love about this book:
This book isn’t only about the excuses we use for not living our best lives, it also works on changing habitual thinking patterns that keep us stuck.
Why I recommend this book:
If there’s one thing that annoys me as a therapist, it’s the client who has 500,000 excuses for why she can’t try anything I (as her therapist) suggest. So she ends up getting assigned this book for homework!
Warning about this book:
Some of my conservative Christian clients have had difficulty reading Dr. Dyer because he talks in broader terms than Christianity uses. And then some of my Christian clients haven’t had an issue at all.
*Don’t forget to leave a comment to be eligible to win one of the books featured this month on Manic Monday!
Have you read Excuses Begone?
Have you seen any of Dr. Dyer’s PBS specials? Read any of his books?
What did you think of the video?
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