Wayne Dyer is one of my favorite motivational speaker. Unfortunately he passed away in august 2015. He is also a self- help author who’s first book Your Erroneous Zones, is one of the best selling books of all time. I like his videos and books. He is humble and kind. His movie “The shift” made me actually realise what is really important in life and gave me courage to pursue the artist career. I have learned many things from him.
The world is in a constant change. There is so much rivalry everywhere. Sometimes we forget that the most important thing isn’t to be better than anyone else. I learned from Wayne that I should focus on being a better artist than I was the day before. Whether it is about learning some new painting techniques, drawing techniques or something about marketing my business. Thanks to him I don’t get discouraged so much as I used to in the past. Personally I think every artist should come up with goals that they want to achieve and then start working towards these goals.
” My goal is not to be better than anyone else, but to be better than I was yesterday” – Dr. Wayne Dyer
Sometimes when I paint, I suddenly get frustrated because I realise that the painting is not turning out the way I wanted it. Usually that’s the moment when I feel the urge to just throw the brushes away and do something else. I learned from Wayne to change the way I look at things and everything suddenly worked out. I decided to surrender to the situation and when I got rid of the resistance, then I suddenly got the inspiration and motivation to continue painting.
“Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change”- Dr. Wayne Dyer
Often times people get carried away because they are so desperate to achieve their goals fast. Wayne Dyer taught me that it’s not the destination that is important, it’s the journey to the destination. Sometimes when I have achieved something after a long time of trying, I see everything clearly. I understand that each step was important and beautiful. Each step had something to teach me.
“When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It’s to enjoy each step along the way”- Dr. Wayne Dyer
Being an artist hasn’t always been so easy. I believe every specialty has its positive and negative sides. There have been days I’ve struggled with finding new ideas. Artist block is something that every creative person has come across. I learned that it all comes down to one thing- belief. You have to believe that you can do it and the way will present itself.
“If you believe it will work out, you’ll see opportunities. If you believe it won’t you will see obstacles”- Dr. Wayne Dyer
During all those years I have been artist, I have got so many critical and negative comments. People who do 9 to 5 job every day, have hard time understanding that what the heck is going on in my mind. They don’t understand why I want to risk like that because they don’t think it’s something which would bring me income. Wayne actually encourages people to follow their passion. Passion is this fire inside of you which makes you feel like you can do anything. It’s such a powerful feeling!
“Passion is a feeling that tells you; this is the right thing to do. Nothing can stand in my way. It doesn’t matter what anyone else says. This feeling is so good that it cannot be ignored. I’m going to follow my bliss and act upon this glorious sensation of joy”- Dr. Wayne Dyer
These are some of the things that I have learned from Wayne Dyer. I’m so grateful that I discovered his books and his videos.
Have you watched Wayne’s videos and read his books? In which way has his teachings impacted your creative career?