Alcohol and substances will keep you comfortable at best. But they also keep you from accomplishing your goals, making the big changes that you need to make to improve your life, and to create the life that you love to wake up to every morning. Even the day after a binge – the residual alcohol or toxins keep your brain foggy and keep you from performing at even 50% of what you NEED to perform at to break through and be successful!
You have to feel the pain – embrace the pain and push through it because on the other side of the pain is the massive reward of the life you want to live and the person your want to be!!
So last video you identified some dreams and passions to pursue. These are things like
- Start your own business
- Launch a new 501c3 for your favorite or most passionate cause
- Run a ½ marathon
- Compete in a fitness competition
- Move to a different part of the country or world
These are things to get you inspired and looking forward to something – get you excited about life and too busy or focused on the positive goals that there is no room for drinking or overeating or sabotaging your progress.
You also identified some areas of your life that may be competing with your dreams or progress – we call these triggers because they are essentially forms of PAIN that often lead to wanting to self-medicate to get immediate relief or immediate gratification. The stress or the anxiety or fear or sadness becomes so strong at times that we just want to check out by turning to forms of pleasure or anesthesia – like food, drugs and alcohol.
But this is the thing – you have to listen to this and you have to believe this – Persevering and pushing through the pain results in getting not only through it – but so far ahead of it because anytime you face something head on and realize that you are strong and that you will survive – that you will success – you wind up with 10X the amount of self-confidence and pride afterward.
But if you DON’T take action against these problems they will only get worse.
Watch the Video above to get inspired to push through the tough times and create a life you’ll love – and stop turning to alcohol in order to cope.
(And if you missed Video 1, CLICK HERE).