Self Discipline

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Self-Discipline
in 10 days
How To Go
From Thinking To Doing

by

Theodore Bryant, MSW

HUB Publishing
Human Understanding and Behavior Publishing
Seattle, Washington

Dedicated...
to all the people who have
attended my self-discipline
courses, seminars, and lectures.
You provided me with the desire
and motivation to write this
book. You enabled me to create
a self-discipline system that can
work for anyone. But, more
important, you taught me that
life's greatest pleasure lies in
helping others accomplish their
desires. For this simple lesson,
I thank you from the bottom of
my heart.

Table Of Contents
Part One
Preliminary Information
• Important!

2

• How To Use This Guidebook

5

1. Getting Started

7

2. Poisons & Antidotes

13

3. Action-oriented Self-talk

31

4. Understanding Self-Discipline

41

Part Two
The Ten Day Self-Discipline Development System
• Before You Begin

52

5. Day One: Fear of Failure

53

6. Day Two: Fear of Success

61

7. Day Three: Fear of Rejection

67

8. Day Four: Fear of Mediocrity

74

9. Day Five: Fear of Risks

78

Table Of Contents
Part Three
Subconscious Beliefs plus Five Power Tools
• Understanding Subconscious Belief Systems . . . .

89

10. Day Six: "All or Nothing" & Visualization

93

11. Day Seven: "I Must Be Perfect"
& Reward Systems

99

12. Day Eight: "I Can Achieve Without Discomfort"
& Vitaminds

109

13. Day Nine: "I Can't Change" & Relaxation

117

14. Day Ten: "Something Terrible Will Happen"
& AGoal Sheet

127

Part Four
Putting It All Together
• Congratulations!

135

• The Self-Discipline Process

136

15. The Decision Stage

137

16. The Preparation Stage

141

17. The Action Stage

147

18. The Completion/ Maintenance Stage

153

• About the Author

160

Part One
Preliminary
Information

Important!
Whenever and wherever I conduct self-discipline
workshops, seminars, or classes, I always hear this
question: "Can I actually improve my self-discipline
in only ten days?"
My answer:

YES... YES... YES
Absolutely. Positively. Definitely. Actually, you will
experience improvement in one day! Your improvement
will be in direct proportion to how closely you follow the
program in this book. A partial effort will generate a
partial result.
The exercises, tips, and techniques contained in this
book came from many different and diverse sources. This
book contains the quickest and easiest methods currently
available for improving self-discipline. Did you notice
that I did not say "The best methods"? The best methods
can take lots of time and tons of effort to understand and
employ. In this book you will find methods that will
work fast and painless; we will use a no-frills approach.
But I promise that you will learn more than you will need
to improve your self-discipline immediately. To facilitate
your consumption and digestion of this material, all
psychobabble and jargon have been skimmed off. So
you're getting only the real goods in a powerful and
concentrated dose.

2

Trust me. The system in this book will give you the
insight, techniques, and tips to quickly improve your selfdiscipline skill. You will note that I said, "skill." That is because my experiences with thousands of people have
taught me that self-discipline is simply a skill that anyone can learn to use. No one comes into the world with it.
And improving self-discipline, like improving any skill, is
simply a matter of education and practice.

Some of us learned self-discipline from parents, friends,
or relatives. Others of us learned it through school, sports, the armed forces, or maybe even through our own intuition.
Unfortunately, however, most of us were never taught the
psychology of self-discipline, how it really works. So we
can't always use it when we need it. This book will help
you learn what you need to know, and...
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