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Stop! Geen excuses meer: hoe je een leven lang gekoesterde gedachten kunt veranderen

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Paperback, 272 pages
Published (first published 2009)
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Jun 27, 2009 Natali rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I could not stop listening to this audio book and now that I am done, I just want to start all over again.

This was my second Wayne Dyer book. I found it when I was feeling like I was in a good place in my life. I wanted reinforcement that bad times were not right around the corner for me just because I was feeling good. I found that and a lot more.

The message I needed most was this: You have the choice to think thoughts that are debilitating and you have the choice to think with unending possi
Loy Machedo
Loy Machedo’s Book Review – Excuses Begone! By Dr. Wayne Dyer

Dr. Wayne Dyer earned my fascination and respect with his Your Erogenous Zones when I was only 16 years old. Ever since I have made it an effort to ensure I am updated with whatever he has to offer. But somewhere along those 16 years, Dr. Wayne Dyer transformed himself from a person with a Scientific Reasoning to borderline Spiritual Nonsense, Mythical Garbage & Quantum Physical Crap.

In as much as I would love to thrash this book,
Susan Lynn
This book is wonderful if you feel "stuck" in your personal or professional life or if you know you are "your own worst enemy".

The author outlines, with wonderful examples and analogies, excuses or negative self-talk many employ when attempting to change aspects of your life or character;such as "I'm too old" or "It will be expensive" or "I'm not smart enough". There is no judgement or chastisement for using these excuses. Dyer explains, in simple and eloquent language, the psychology or reason
Jul 18, 2009 Natali rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I wasn't sure if I needed to read this after I listened to the audio version but I'm glad I did. The two are supplementary.

This book is a brilliant way to organize and conceptualize the basic tenets of personal spirituality. Although I don't necessarily recommend it for everyone in the same way I have recommended the audio version. The writing is dense and the book requires introspection that certain people in my life don't get on board with, namely my mom. She liked the audio version but didn'
Lewis Manalo
Dec 18, 2009 Lewis Manalo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've seen Dyer on PBS for years, but I've never read any of his books till excuses I kept hearing coincided with this show being on TV. Dyer applies New Thought terms and ideas to an interpretation of Taoist philosophy. This volume is meant to shake the reader out of inertia by using this philosophy to examine his or her thought processes.

I enjoyed reading the book, and I believe in what he writes; however, like most Taoist and New Thought writing, the evidence presented here is anecdotal and pe
Patricia Bogoevici
I heard a lot of good reviews about this book and since I haven't read anything by Dyer before, I was curios about it.
The book is a good summary of excuses but it doesn't do a good job explaining them, relying too much on explanations based on ego and god (or source of energy as Dyer says quite a lot in the book). The book has quite a lot of quotes from diverse authors, some are quite nice. One of the quotes which I think summarizes the book was: "you don't solve your problems, you simply outgr
Jenny Baker
Sometimes we read a book and something in it just clicks with us. This is that book for me. I've known about this book since it was first published, but I wasn't ready to read it until now. I wish I had been ready to read it back then. I could have shortened the lifespan of my mistakes. This is a wonderful book to open up your mind, change your old thinking habits and create a new way of thinking that will truly benefit your life in every way.

I love Dr. Wayne Dyer. He gets me to question my old
Wayne Dyer has always been one of my favourite go to authors when I need something that makes sense. Again, with this book, he did the job right.

I was reading along enjoying each page, about half way through, when a friend called to tell me that he had died today. His family's announcement on Facebook said this:

"Wayne has left his body, passing away through the night. He always said he couldn't wait for this next adventure to begin and had no fear of dying. Our hearts are broken, but we smile t
Chris L.
Nov 11, 2009 Chris L. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“Excuses Begone!” by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer was a phenomenal book. The main focus of the book is to motivate you and help you break habitual habits of excuse-making all in order to, ultimately, banish excuses from your life.
Dr. Dyer is a very easy-to-follow writer. He uses common words that you can relate to while reading. While reading, I liked the real life situations Dyer incorporated in his work; it made me feel as if I was living in the situations at the moment of reading.
“Excuses Begone!” is m
just not in the mood for Dyer's 'you can do it all with your brain' advice. i keep thinking it's very easy for him to kick back on his Hawaii estate and espouse, yet again, a different twist on attraction theory. If everyone could do it, we'd all live in hawaii...

maybe i'll come back to it someday...
May 19, 2011 Marcia rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
His advice is good and he gives detailed lessons on how to actually implement the advice he's giving. At times he's outrageously positive in a way that seems a bit off and I'm not certain that he's aware of just how difficult it actually is for people to change the way they think about themselves and how they fit into their community and the world. In fact, sometimes he comes off as rather black and white in his thinking which can lead to a kind of cruelty towards those who maybe aren't as stron ...more
Nov 18, 2009 ReadHowYouWant rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excuses Begone!: How to Change Lifelong, Self-Defeating Thinking Habits by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer topped The New York Times Bestseller list shortly after its release in May. The book uses easy-to-follow and understand lists to help readers modify their habituated thinking patterns. By analyzing the excuses we all use, including the universal, “I Can’t Afford It,” Dr. Dyer helps us unearth and remove patterns that hold us back. Excuses Begone! was recently featured on Oprah Radio, the Ellen show, and ...more
Jul 03, 2009 LuAnn rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
Dr. Dyer spends more time on Eastern philosophy, whereas Dr. Phil talks about psychology, but the two messages are basically the same---we can change our life and our behaviors when we consider seven basic questions:
1. Is it true?
2. Where the the excuses come from?
3. What's the pay-off?
4. What would my life look like if I didn't use these excuses?
5. Can I create a rational reason to change?
6. Can I access universal cooperation in shedding old habits?
7. How to I continuously reinforce this new wa
Jenny Yates
Mar 22, 2014 Jenny Yates rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This book is full of really good ideas, taken from everything from the Tao Te Ching to the Ramayana. (Some of it is also taken from Katie Byron, without any acknowledgement.) Philosophically, it’s full of gems. The only trouble is that it’s couched in the most annoying language possible. It’s like he’s trying to sell you a car, and he just won’t let up.

I don’t really think this book is designed to be read. It would work better on a series of placards.
Olive Steele
Sep 21, 2015 Olive Steele rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: My readers
How to Change Life Long, Self-Defeating Thinking Habits: EXCUSES BEGONE! Is more self-help teaching from Author Dr. Wayne W. Dyer. To readers who like touchy feely inspirational words, then this one is for you. The book is about how changing your thoughts can change your life; how to make dramatic changes in the way you live and how change is in the power of one’s belief. EXCUSES BEGONE says it all, although excuses might well be the other way of thinking.
While I was reading Dr. Dyer’s book I fe
Mar 30, 2016 Merel rated it liked it
Dyer is oneindig positief en gelooft dat je alles kunt als je het maar wilt. Dat is m.i. dé Amerikaanse levenshouding en daar kan de gemiddelde West-Europeaan van leren, ik in ieder geval wel. Dyer legt uit hoe je aan je excuses komt om in slechte gewoontes te blijven hangen en hoe je die excuses vaarwel kan zeggen en die stappen in je leven kan gaan zetten, die je wilt zetten.

Ik vind het boek prettig lezen en ik kan met een kleine vertaalslag naar mijn eigen normen en waarden prima met zijn id
Apr 21, 2013 Devan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
From the beginning this audio book was helpful. Learned about self therapy and how to stop telling myself things are so hard. This book inspired me to do a 5K over the weekend which was an outstanding experience. I listed to this book 4 times now and it is a game changer. I feel more peace and enjoy life more. I feel closer to God and do not seem so worried about competition anymore, more concerned with just being and living in the now.
Lynn Bonelli
I don't know what happened but somewhere around the 2/3 mark I completely lost Wayne's train of thought. Perhaps it was the redundancy...or maybe it was the fact that I couldn't get past the idea that it appears the main questions he uses are the same as Byron Katie's "The Work". I scanned through some of the reviews and was surprised only one person seemed to mention this point (it was actually quite shocking when I read "the questions" and saw no mention of Byron's book). Although I enjoyed th ...more
Nov 14, 2015 Laura rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've read many of Dr. Dyer's books and listened to his books on tape incessantly. I was so sad when he passed on recently. This book is fine, but I would only recommend it if someone had not read him before. Frankly, it is a bit of a rehash of his other books and not especially well written. I found his repetitive use of "Excuses Begone" in italics as if this were a trademark to be a bit annoying. There are so many other books he's written that are more eloquent and thoughtful, such as The Power ...more
Mar 10, 2014 Richard rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Almost worthy of 5 stars, but there was elements that were very heavily focused on God. I am not religious so took most of the messages as being true to yourself. Wayne also repeated that we should give ourselves up to the higher being and give to others selflessly as it will bring happiness. However, this statement is contradictory as you are then giving to others so that you can receive happiness in return. Maybe I still don't fully understand all of the lessons and would need to accept a God ...more
Cheryl Brown
I didn't actually finish it. Excuses are perhaps not so begone. BUT, I like the content and a lot of his thoughts really resonate with me. I may even have learned a few things about myself. But I made the mistake of downloading the audiobook, which is read by Wayne Dyer himself. You know, I enjoy seeing him in PBS, or I did when he was alive. But he reads his own audiobooks and, I've got to say, they are better than sleeping pills. So, for now, I will put this aside, and I will get a print copy ...more
Vimal Kodai
Apr 07, 2015 Vimal Kodai rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wayne W. Dyer’s Excuses Begone!: How to change Lifelong, Self-Defeating Thinking Habits is a book which can be summarized by the following quote from Jean-Paul Sartre’s one-act play: “A man is what he wills himself to be.” In this plot, Dr. Dyer has hereby created a layout of a structure which indicates that the brain is entitled to be the most powerful as it possesses the intellect of God. The author dictates, “Your perceptions have the power to change your genetic make-up—-your beliefs can and ...more
Barbora Knobova
Jun 07, 2010 Barbora Knobova rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've received this book as a gift from my coach Donna Amos. I must say it's an excellent book and I'm truly impressed. This is the first book by Wayne Dyer I've read and after reading Excuses Begone I'm definitely going to explore other books by this author.

I like Mr. Dyer's no-nonsense, straightforward approach combined with spirituality. He defines the main excuses that we use and then offers a step-by-step system that anyone can use to eliminate these excuses from our life. Deep limiting beli
Infinite possibilities-- thinking with awareness -- access well being back in my life on what I tend to think than thoughts of illness. Contemplate like God does -- attract what you are-- law of flotations by the contemplation of the sinking of things. Thinking with awareness like God all things are possible. Thoughts on what you can't do. Can't help it can only give abundance, universal energy that matches up to you desires or what your alignment. Make me an instrument of well being. No thought ...more
Nov 14, 2012 Bridget rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have read quite a bit of material written by this man, and I have yet to come across something that I didn't like. He is so smart about life, but the inspiring thing about that is that he has conquered his own demons to get to this point. He has put into practice in his own life the things that he teaches about.

My favorite line in this book goes something like this: "Never UNDERestimate your power to change yourself, and never OVERestimate your power to change others." How true is that?! How o
Dee Renee  Chesnut
Jan 17, 2012 Dee Renee Chesnut rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012
What better time to listen to an audio book titled Excuses Begone! How to change Lifelong, Self-Defeating Thinking Habits than in early January for it just might help me keep my resolutions. When I was worked on the resolution to put the wish list of library materials into my to-read shelf at, I requested it from the library.
One thing I do not like about Dyer's books is his use of quotations from many men of wisdom to prove his point. This does not provide substance to his analysi
I've just reread it for a 5th time. I love this book. I listened to it in audio several months ago. In the past few weeks I have listened to it twice more and then read the print copy that I finally got for the second time in two weeks.

I'm currently rereading this book for the 4th time in the past 12 months. I wish I could have had this book at any time during the past 35 years. I guess I should be grateful to have it now.

I liked it the first time. I liked it more with each reading. This book ad
Aug 03, 2013 Brien rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have long been a fan of Dr. Dyer's. I mostly listen to his books on tape/cd. His evolution from a Doctor of science to a spiritual guru has been fascinating. I remember listening to Your Erroneous Zones and thinking, "It's ok to say God" as if saying it would negate his points.

I bought this book on CD and listened to it on a vacation in Maine about five years ago. It inspired me to write a book.

There are people who criticize the lack of science or that Dr. Dyer cherry picks his knowledge to
Nov 09, 2009 Kate rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: self-help
Dyer does a great job of outlining the most common excuses for not living your life fully, but does (in my opinion) less well in overcoming them. For me, however, just identifying them and seeing them for their own futility was helpful.

One thought he shared in the book has helped me enormously -- if you believe in your excuse (that doing the thing you've been putting off will be hard, or scary, or will take a long time, etc.), there is no way to know for absolutely sure that it's true. You're es
Jun 28, 2014 Andrea rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I listened to the audio version and loved it. Very inspiring book that helped me realize the ways I can get stuck in life. He outlines 18 common excuses that prevent us from living life to the fullest and gives different applications in the sections of his book. I've been recommending this book to everyone. I gave it four stars because there were a few parts that were too new age spirituality for me but I agree with the basic premise of the book.
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Wayne Walter Dyer was a popular American self-help advocate, author and lecturer. His 1976 book Your Erroneous Zones has sold over 30 million copies and is one of the best-selling books of all time. It is said to have "[brought] humanistic ideas to the masses".

He received his D.Ed. degree in counseling from Wayne State University. He was a guidance counselor in Detroit at the high school level and
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