Monday, August 5, 2013

How Bad Do You Want It?

Chris Newcomb, M.Div.

Do you have a goal that you've been wanting to achieve but keep putting off?  I have lots of goals.  Some I meet and others I don't.  Most days though, I am pushing myself towards the completion of a goal.  I don't know how else to live.  What about you?

Life isn't all about achievement but achievement sure does bring something special to life.  To win.  To succeed.  To excel.  This is a special feeling that few ever get to feel.  The sad truth is that most people are too afraid to put one foot in front of the other and try.  Instead, they come up with a 1,001 excuses as to why they can't or won't succeed.  They say, "It's too hard!"  "Tomorrow I will make myself do it," they whine.  "It would work if only ________" as they wax poetic about why it doesn't happen.  The reality is this:  shut up and do it.  Period.  End of story.  

Just kidding, not really!  Like the picture above says, it won't be easy.  It will require everything you got and then some.  There will be dark moments and there will be trying ones too.  There will be days when you want to quit and nights when you're so excited you can't wait for day to return so you can keep making progress.  

What sort of achievement am I talking about?  I'm talking about health and wellness.  I'm talking about turning away from all addictive drugs and alcohol.  I'm talking about making a split from the crowd that says you have to drink, snort, shoot, or smoke a substance in order to fit in.  Forget them.  They don't know what they're talking about.  That life is not a life.  It is prison!

The surest way to success is to allow yourself to feel the pangs of growth.  Instead of a 'buy now, pay later' mentality, flip the script and "pay now" through dedication and hard work in order to later buy the 'peace of mind' you so desperately want.  What you put into your sobriety and recovery, you will get out of it.  Make no mistake, staying clean takes work and dedication.  You can do it.  How bad do you want it?

At The Coleman Institute, we try to inspire people to want more sobriety and recovery than they ever had before.  The sober life is the best life there is and isn't it time to make a change?  Then go do it.  Now.  Don't wait.  If you or someone you love is in need of detox from alcohol, opiates, benzos, methadone, or suboxone, please do not hesitate to call Ms. Jennifer Pius or Amy Stewart at 1-877-773-3869.

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