Even if you feel as if you are getting nowhere, taking small baby steps is still productive because you are exercising persistence. Working on your dissertation sentence by sentence, paragraph by paragraph may seem slow but it is a reliable way to get it done. This will mean that time is on your side and the effort that you are putting forth will help you to completion. If you can do this on a daily basis, as I have mentioned in other places, you will keep all aspects of your dissertation fresh in your mind. That makes all the difference in the world. I’ve had a few clients over the years who tended to wait until maybe an hour before our scheduled appointment, before they make any additions or changes to their manuscript. Then, when we started talking about the dissertation, I could feel a disconnect between them and the manuscript. The way to feel empowered in this process is to swim in the words and ideas. Then it will feel a part of you and you will feel ownership.