All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles have strengthened me…You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you. Walt Disney
There is absolutely no doubt about it, that all of the negative experiences and consequences of my alcoholic and drug induced behaviors lead me to recovery. It was the accumulation of these events including; arrests, jail, prison, detox, broken relationships, family challenges galore, fear, anxiety, depression, loss of job, failed education to name a few. All of these issues were the kicks in the teeth I needed to decide to change.
They were the boost I needed to launch me into recovery. They fueled my desire to change. Lets face it in order to change there are one of two variables occurring, either pain or pleasure. We are either seeking increased pleasure by changing or we are running from pain! In my case pain was the igniter to change! Pain lead me to recovery, pleasure keeps me here! Life is goooood!
Go, Go, Go…