How to use this guidebook
First, you'll jump into the chapter titled, Preliminary
Information. This section is filled with information that
will put your whole self to work for you. Before you
tackle the ten-day self-discipline plan, be sure that you
are familiar with all the information in the Preliminary
Information chapter. Most self-discipline failures occur
because of a lack of psychological preparation. The
Preliminary Information chapter is designed to provide
you with the necessary psychological preparation to make
this system work.
Next comes the ten-day program for the development of
awareness and attitude. Then, in the Putting It All Together
section, you'll go into Action. This system evolved over
years of experimentation and research. Through classes,
workshops, and seminars, I've taught this system to people
from all walks of life. Its overall design has a purpose. Each
exercise, technique, and lesson was designed to follow the
one that precedes it.
"One day at a time" is good advice when making a
behavior change. Do not devour this book all at once. Do
not skip around from chapter to chapter. While you don't
have to complete the ten-day section in ten consecutive
days, don't spread it out too much. Such an approach,
while yielding some benefits, will leave you with the hole
rather than the donut. In other words, don't work against
Prepare yourself for the ten-day program by thoroughly
learning the Preliminary Information. Then the ten-day
portion of the program will zoom past and you'll soon be
putting self-discipline into motion. I've seen it happen time
and time again. So remember:
Follow the instructions!
Do the exercises in order!