Dr. Wayne Dyer’s bestselling book The 10 Secrets For Success And Inner Peace, suggests a vastly different approach to success and achievement.
For most of us success is something that we’ve been lead to believe requires a lot of effort, determination and hard work.
For the most part this effort is something that we have to find a way to do because of the rewards at the end of the tunnel.
Ultimately, the goal seems to be to have enough time to do the things we really want to do and this process of pushing past short term obstacles for the sake of long term rewards becomes a driving force.
“Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance in your life.”Wayne Dyer
This approach to success seems to be the dominant one and learning all the principles of hard work, persistence, goal setting, planning etc. might make you successful, but the problem is that it requires constant motivation an inner coercion.
Although hard work and all the principles behind success are important, there is something beyond it all that’s often overlooked. There is another way; a different path to living the life you really want to live. Although this is a less popular path, ultimately, it is a much more fulfilling approach to success.
This alternative path is what you might call the path of least resistance. It’s not about beating other people, conquering the world or accumulating more and more.
Instead, it is about learning to be inner directive and following your own unique path in life.
Ultimately it is about being fulfilled and realising your Self. It’s a path that’s not concerned with the final destination as much as it is concerned with every step along the way and being joyful and fulfilled with life.
“You cannot always control what goes on outside. But you can always control what goes on inside.”Wayne Dyer
The 10 Secrets For Success And Inner Peace – Summary
In The 10 Secrets For Success And Inner Peace, Dr. Wayne Dyer outlines the 10 principles for true success.
These are 10 principles for creating that inner sense of fulfilment and learning to cultivate an authentic power in your life.
Here’s a brief overview of these 10 powerful principles:
Have a Mind that is Open to Everything and Attached to Nothing…
When you are truly open minded, you open yourself up to the potential and possibility that everything and anything is available to you. Often the very things we need to do to have what we want is in that which we reject because our minds are closed to alternatives and different points of view.
A mind that is truly open to everything will also help you to move beyond a lot of the conflicts you experience in your life. An open mind can listen to and even accept other people and their beliefs without judgement.
Don’t Die with Your Music Still in You…
We all have a unique purpose and a unique path to walk in life. The majority of people however, forsake their own calling for the sake of ‘fitting in’ and conforming to what other want and expect from them.
The most powerful thing you can do in your life is to find within yourself what you feel called to do, and then to listen only that inner voice.
Highly functioning people are those who are able to remain true to themselves and most often it is because of this that they can change the world.
These are people who listened to that higher part that resides in each and every one of us – constantly calling on you to life your life on purpose.
You Can’t Give Away What You Don’t Have…
If the focus of your life is on ‘getting’ then you will never experience true abundance. The law of attraction determines that you get back what you put out through your entire consciousness.
What you give away is what you will attract more of and this is true not only for material things but for everything that you can think of.
The purpose of life is not to get, but to give and when you find within yourself what you want and give it away it will come right back at you.
The ocean of abundance is available to all of us in equal amounts and whether it is love, money, success or happiness; you have to find it within yourself. It’s not out there, but in here and it is in this realm of ‘the self’ where you ‘find’ it.
Silence is probably the least valued pastime in our society where everybody is running around to do and experience more of the abundance of life. Learning to create silence in your life is the foundation of experiencing inner peace and an sense of contentment.
Mother Theresa once said that silence is the friend of God and for you to reconnect with that divine part of yourself you have to still the outer world and to go within.
Through silence you get to connect with that authentic part of yourself.
Give Up your Personal History…
We all carry around parts of our past that we tend to bond to; things that we are not willing to let go of and for various reasons we use our past to justify what’s missing in our lives. The transforming truth is that nobody needs a personal history.
You do not need to have a past to define yourself – unless you choose to do so.
Learning to free yourself from your past and all the things from your past that you are bonded to will liberate you to become an authentic and powerful person who can really live life in the reality of present moment awareness.
You Can’t Solve a Problem with the Same Mind that Created It…
Your mind is the source of all your problems and problems can only exist in your mind. When you change your mind, you can change anything.
There is a spiritual solution to every problem and it starts with shifting your thoughts from what’s wrong to what’s right.
Looking for the solution in the problem will only create more of the problem while shifting to solutions you can start to effect change.
There are No Justified Resentments…
Resenting someone else will harm you more than it will harm them. Likewise will all you resentments towards anything only weaken you.
Kinesiology revealed the inherent energy present in all thoughts and how certain thoughts and ideas weaken both your mind and your body (and eventually weakens your spirit).
Angry people live in an angry world, sad people live in a sad world and happy people live in a happy world.
No matter how much someone has wronged you, you simply cannot justify the resentment because ultimately it will only hurt you and drain your energy on something incredibly debilitating.
Treat Yourself as if You Already Are What You’d Like To Be…
We all have some vision for what we really want our lives to be like, but we tend to have a level of doubt as to whether it is really possible.
When you start to act as if what you’d like to be is already real, then you set in motion the very forces that will collaborate with you to make your dreams a reality.
The ancestor to every action is a thought and when you start to think of and see yourself as everything that you want to be, you start the creative process: you become inspired and you shift your life into a new direction.
Treasure Your Divinity…
There is an aspect to each and every one of us that is invisible, yet very real. You are a divine creation of God and therefore you can never be separated from that which created you.
God exists within you and you don’t need to go and look anywhere but inside to find God. This divine part of your life is not only a ‘part’ of you but makes up the very essence of who you are as a human being.
Learning to treasure it will help you to value yourself and life for the magnificence that it really is.
Wisdom is Avoiding All Thoughts that Weaken You…
Every thought you have will either strengthen or weaken you. Thoughts of force will always weaken you because it requires a counter force.
Thoughts of peace, joy, love and acceptance will empower you for they don’t create a counter force and it stems from a willingness to allow the world to be as it is.
Wisdom is about learning this great truth and really living it in every aspect of your life.