This book was very disappointing. I bought it looking for a clear and concise method to become more disciplined. Instead what I found was a handful of good tips drowned in a sea of spiritual woo woo and new age nonsense.
There is only one chapter that I considered useful (chapter 3) in which he lists 17 of the most commonly used excuses for not accomplishing one's goalsand solutions to overcome them. And even then, the advice he gives is not that good. Like one excuse is "it will be difficult" and his solution is something like "think instead that it's NOT going to be hard. But it's actually going to be easy." What kind of advice is that? A better advice would be something like "yes it's going to be difficult, but that's gonna make the reward a lot more gratifying. You don't want to go about your life always taking the easy path."
The other chapters are just spiritual woo woo thrown in at random. He quotes the bible, he quotes the Dao Te Ching. He says that basically the way to be disciplined and stop making excuses is to be in harmony with God. So if you believe in nonsense this book might help you.
There are some good things about this book. The narration is very well performed and edited. Also the author seems very passionate about what he teaches, and I can say the most negative things about this book but I highly respect him for that. Maybe just his confidence and passion will inspire you.
All in all, not bad, but definitely not what I was expecting.
Make Today Great!
Act from a place of being and knowing with no fear. Wayne shares timeless applicable wisdom to live an excuse free life. Must read!
It changed my life! It reinforces what I already believe to be true but have a hard time remembering to put into practice on a consistent basis. It also reinforces what I've learned from DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) classes.
Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Mind also by Wayne Dyer. Very similar to Excuses Be Gone. I believe they go together and reinforce each other.
Easy to understand. Straightforward. Sincere.
Yes. As I said, it changed my life. It did make me laugh and cry - in a good way.
This book is a life changer!
Showing you step by step how to take full responsibility for your life, leave to excuses behind for good and the life of your dreams!!! I think everyone should own this book and practice its principles! You will live better for it!!
I'm not one to write a review normally but this book changed my life. I am so grateful for every word in this book because it spoke to me in a way nothing else has. This book when put into action will make it impossible to be the same person you were before reading it.
I can now admit I was an "excuse queen" and this book confronted things I didn't even know we're problems and shifted the way I looked at all aspects of my life. Before I even finished the book, the things I put into practice helped me to be much more at peace with all the things I had been putting blame on and making excuses for. It was such a relief to take accountability for how I feel and the way I perceive things. I also got a promotion and large raise shortly after applying the principals from the book. I feel like such an infomercial but it is true! It was a promotion and raise i wanted and felt worthy of but I had created so much negativity and excuses around it I had pretty much given up and resolved at the New Year it was not meant to be. While before January ended I got it and I know it has everything to do with this book and the the incredible Wayne Dyer.
I have been a fan of Wayne and Hay House for several years and this book blows any other book or program I have experienced out of the water. The small investment in this book will come back to you before you even finish it in multiples. Thank You!