“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…