Do what we do…

by Daniel · 1 comment

“If you could find out what the most successful people did in any area and then you did the same thing over and over, you’d eventually get the same result they do.” — Brian Tracy

The key to recovery is simple, do what those of us that are successful getting and living recovered do and you will get and stay sober. Extremely simple. Not always easy, but it is simple. I received a message from an individual this morning. She said she was frustrated and disheartened about her progress. She stated that she felt let down. She believed that the things she needed to do, change career, people, and the places she frequented and she would have a better life! She said she was frustrated because she did not feel that way after three months.

The truth is that recovery takes work. Nothing is easy, in fact if it’s easy it’s sleazy. Recovery takes work, for some of us it takes grinding it out until we see the light at the end of the tunnel. I often worry when I hear that things are awesome for the 90-day wonders. If we are not stretched a bit, when it comes time down the road when stress arises and it will arise we may snap. So stress and challenges are our friend.

In the beginning of my journey I would compare myself to others and think, “WHY ME”? Today I know why me, I needed the challenges at the outset to become the human being I am today. Today when I make a mistake I dust off and move on, that can not be said for some of those people I envied in the beginning!

For the young lady that sent me the note I want to encourage you to fight the fight, keep the faith, stare adversity in the face and say F U… I am mad as hell and I am not gonna take it anymore! Life is goooood!!!

Go, Go, Go…

Dan 🙂

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william hay October 15, 2011 at 12:42 pm

Good afternoon Dan
I so identify with the lady, not so much on the aspect of expecting a great change within my forst few
Months but in the stuggle in understanding and acceptance of the challenges we face.
Everyday I wake to my anxiety and fears and I must do my rituals prayer ect.
To make the swicth. Of course those feeling somtimes remain with me within a lesser degree thru out the day but I am able to right size them
I know just as when you lift wieghts, the pain you feel between workouts is when your muscle strengthens, as so goes getting sober
In someways your like my protien drink, I do the work but I need your nutrional words
To remind me of everyday that I am sober, if I do the work, is a day inwhich I am becoming a better member of society, a better husband, and a better friend to Gid
Dan you water the plant inside my soul that gives me hope!
Love you,
William

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