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Goal Setting Eight: Discipline Gives Freedom

Sitting down and writing your goals is a great beginning to making them happen. Follow through is another thing. Follow through requires discipline and what I call Warrior Spirit. Warrior Spirit is perseverance in spite of difficulties. Warrior Spirit requires discipline and discipline requires Warrior Spirit. So sit down and write your goals and then do what is required. Barbara set the goal of writing her first screenplay. On her list she wrote about making an outline, getting the proper software, writing in the morning before her walk each day, etc. When she had completed her list of what to do she was faced with having to actually do those things. She sat on it and sat on it. Finally Barbara realized that she had to bit the bullet. She had to take action so she began. That’s all she had to do. Just begin. However small the action if you begin you are more likely to complete. Barbara promised herself that if she wrote even part of a scene every day that she would accept that as good progress. So each morning before she walk she sat down at her computer and began. She found the process to actually be fun. She felt free and empowered. You will too when you begin. All you have to do is begin and stick with it. Not too hard. Freeing!

Wendy Hill, M.A., Ph.D. candidate (2013) has been in private practice in psychotherapy and hypnotherapy in San Diego and Encinitas for over thirty years. As a therapist and counselor Wendy specializes in transforming self-defeating core beliefs. Her therapy includes using hypnosis and counseling to treat anxiety, depression, addiction, childhood abuse, sexual abuse, relationships, self-confidence, and life challenges. Her website is


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