Mike Dooley Quotes

Born February 07, 1961

Who is Mike Dooley?

Mike Dooley is a New York Times Bestselling author, speaker, and entrepreneur in the philosophical New Thought movement. His teachings contain the premise that our "thoughts become things," an expression he made popular in Rhonda Byrne's book and video documentary on the Law of Attraction, The Secret.

Best Quotes by Mike Dooley

“A word on miracles. Don’t let those that have not yet transpired, blind you to those that have.”

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“Accepting personal responsibility for everything you experience is critical to ultimately discovering your power.”

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“Contrary to popular thinking, being worthy isn't something you earn, it's something you recognize.”

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More Notes From the Universe

“Dreams come with built-in challenges; challenges come with built-in dreams.”

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“Everything works out in the end. If it looks like things aren’t working out, it’s not the end.”

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“Fast takes longer when you hurry. Keep calm and saunter on.”

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“I do believe that the single most important thing I could ever share with you with regard to maximizing the health, harmony, and happiness in your life can be summed up in just two words:
Love yourself.”

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“I know what it's like. I've seen it played out a zillion times. You're waiting for that magical day when someone makes the connection and recognizes who you really are. Maybe they'll first catch the sparkle in your eye. Or perhaps they'll marvel at your insights and the depth of your spirit. Someone who will help you connect the dots, believe in yourself, and make sense of it all. Someone who will understand you, approve of you, and unhesitatingly give you a leg up so that life can pluck your ready, ripened self from the branch of magnificence. Well, I'm here to tell you, your wait is over. That someone, is you.”

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“If you have absolutely no idea of which direction to move in, move in any direction.”

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The Top Ten Things Dead People Want to Tell You

“If you just look for what's right - in others, in relationships, in yourself and your journey - you'll always find it. Same when looking for what's wrong.”

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“If you know what you want, if you’ve made up your mind, if you can see it, feel it and move toward it in some way every single day, it has to happen.”

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“Impatience is a sign of hurrying.
Hurrying is a sign of worrying.
Worrying is a sign someone forgot time is on their side.”

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“In the beginning, the price of giving great love is risking that it won't be returned. Until you understand, of course, that great love is always returned. With interest.”

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“It always works for you! Every day you get closer; every day it gets easier!”

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“It doesn’t do you any good to pray in question marks.”

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“It may seem a bit backward for some, but the first step one might take towards rearranging the present circumstances of their life is to stop dwelling upon the present circumstances of their life.”

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“It only 'doesn't work out' if you quit. Never, ever quit!”

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“It’s not possible. For better or worse, you cannot significantly change your life by manipulating the material world— not by working harder, not by studying longer, not by schmoozing, not by sweating, not by fasting, not by the hair of your chinny chin chin! But change—great change—is inescapable, when you first begin manipulating the world of your thoughts. It is that simple.”

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“Just do your best; it’ll always be enough. And leave the past to your biographers.”

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The Top Ten Things Dead People Want to Tell You

“Letting go isn't giving up. It's understanding that the best is yet to come.”

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More Notes From the Universe

“Life’s adventures are only possible because of life’s challenges.”

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The Top Ten Things Dead People Want to Tell You

“Lives are chosen for the challenges they will likely present, or to flip this, for the dreams you will likely have.”

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“Living the life of your dreams comes from aligning whatever you want with your beliefs – particularly the belief in inevitable success.”

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“Most of the time you don’t know how close a dream is to coming true, until after it has.”

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“Never compromise a dream. Do what you must. The fears, beasts, and mountains before you are part of the plan. Stepping stones to a promised land. To a time and place that is so much closer than even you expect. So don't let your eyes deceive you, for even as you read these words, your ship swiftly approaches.”

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Notes From the Universe

“Nothing frees you like the truth, and nothing holds you back more than not knowing it. Knowledge is power; it heals what hurts, fills what’s empty, clears what’s confused, lightens what’s heavy, brings friends together, turns dust to gold, and raises the sun. A man or a woman tuned in and turned on to truth becomes unstoppable.”

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“Of all the things that matter, that really and truly matter, working more efficiently and getting more done, is not one of them.”

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“One little known secret to making precisely the right move, at precisely the right time in your life is knowing that in all cases, there is more than one right move and more than one right time. Lots and lots more.”

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“Only after your first step can you begin to take your second. Do something—do anything!”

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“Pretending is the fastest way to believing, and believing is the fastest way to receiving”

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“Reality is not what your eyes show your mind, but what your mind creates for your eyes to see. You’re not limited by logic.”

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Playing the Matrix

“Realize that the hows and whys will all make sense soon enough.”

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“Relax. Breathe in deep. Hold it. Let it out. Loosen your shoulders. Smile. Close your eyes. You'll be surprised at how many voices you'll hear, whispering sweet encouragement into your ear.”

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“Religion needs spirituality. Spirituality does not need religion.”

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The Top Ten Things Dead People Want to Tell You

“Sometimes, when things take longer than you thought they would, it's just a gentle reminder from your greater self that you have more time than you thought, and that there's a journey to enjoy.”

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“Step number one for changing the entire world is falling in love with it as it already is. The same is true for changing yourself.”

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“The ‘how’s’ are the domain of the universe. It always knows the shortest, quickest, fastest, most harmonious way between you and your dream.”

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“The great thing about change, is that it absolutely, positively, always means things are going to get even better. Even when you don't know how.”

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“The next time life tosses you a multiples choice test, remember…

1) The more time you give it, the more choices you’ll have.
2) There’ll always be more than one right answer. And,
3) Waiting for divine intervention is almost never a good idea.”

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“The obsession with instant gratification blinds us from our long-term potential.”

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“The one thing all famous authors, world class athletes, business tycoons, singers, actors, and celebrated achievers in any field have in common is that they all began their journeys when they were none of these things.

Yet still, they began their journeys.”

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Manifesting Change

“The only judgment comes from yourself, the sternest judge of all, as you know too well.”

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“The only way to get what you really want is to know what you really want.
And the only way to know what you really want is to know yourself.
And the only way to know yourself, is to be yourself.
And the only way to be yourself is to listen to your heart.”

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“The secret to living the life of your dreams is to start living the life of your dreams.”

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Notes From the Universe

“There are no tough times, hard knocks, or challenges that aren't laden with emeralds, rubies, and diamonds for those who see them through.”

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“There are only three things that can make your dreams come true: your thoughts, your words, and your actions.”

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“There can only be a need for forgiveness when first there is blame.
And there can only be blame, when first there is misunderstanding.”

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“There isn't a soul on the planet who doesn't crave your approval.”

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“Thinking the loss of a loved one was unfortunate, ill timed, sad, or an accident is to miss the gift.”

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The Top Ten Things Dead People Want to Tell You

“Thoughts become things...
Choose the good ones!”

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“Thriving is the goal for every form and expression of life.”

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“Time and space is where we chase things we pretend we don't have.”

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“To begin living like you've never lived before, begin living like you've never lived before.”

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“To the naked eye death appears random. To the spiritually inclined it appears ordained.”

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The Top Ten Things Dead People Want to Tell You

“Two people may suffer the same disappointment, one might be saddened, the other understanding.
Two people may receive the same insult, one might be hurt, and the other compassionate.
Two people may have the same disagreement, one might be angered, the other feel love.
How you react to circumstances, people and things, is a choice. Your choice, based on your use of compassion, understanding and love.”

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“Understanding that one’s worthiness need not be earned. Learning that hearing or saying no is neither a denial of love nor inappropriately selfish. Realizing that it’s no one’s job or responsibility to save or redeem another. Considering that there’s no such thing as a one-and-only “soul mate.” Discovering that self-love needs to come before loving others. Finding that being happy and living in peace does not require sadness and violence.”

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The Top Ten Things Dead People Want to Tell You

“When someone behaves poorly, it's always because they've forgotten how powerful they really are, how beautiful life is, and how much they're loved. Always.”

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“When you understand someone, truly understand someone, you can't help but love them. Therefore, anyone in your life, anyone who you feel less than love for, you have misunderstood.”

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“When you understand that what most people really, really want is simply to feel good about themselves, and when you realize that with just a few well-chosen words you can help virtually anyone on the planet instantly achieve this, you begin to realize just how simple life is, how powerful you are, and that love is the key.”

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“Why see life with only your eyes, when your heart has double-secret, interdimensional, X-ray vision?”

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The Top Ten Things Dead People Want to Tell You

“Work, hands down is the fastest and easiest way to open the financial floodgates.”

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“You are not meant to bear that which you find unpleasant; you are meant to change it.”

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The Top Ten Things Dead People Want to Tell You

“You are ultimately destined to discover your power and accept its responsibilities.”

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Life on Earth

“You simply cannot give to the world all that you have to give to the world if you do not remain true to your own "selfish" desires. You have a unique set of precious values that can only be fulfilled by pursuing what drives you the most: your passions and dreams. Could Thomas Edison have tended to the downtrodden as Mother Teresa did? Could Albert Einstein have preached salvation as Martin Luther King Jr. did? Could Abraham Lincoln have built cars like Henry Ford? Always, the masses benefit from the individuals who insist on marching to the beat of their own drummer.”

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Choose Them Wisely

“Your life is a gigantic work in progress.”

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