What do you think of when you hear the word Goals?
Probably your mom breathing down your throat about making a plan for the rest of your life and writing out weekly, monthly, yearly, five year, ten year, fifty year goals right? Okay, maybe that’s a stretch, but you get my point.
Well, it’s definitely time to listen to mom!
I want you to grab a pen and paper RIGHT NOW.
STOP PROCRASTINATING AND GRAB IT NOW.
Alright, let’s begin.
#1 – Think of THREE things you want to accomplish. No, they can’t all be the same. And try to be creative. Go further than “Quit Drugs.” Dig deep. ( I will give examples.)
One of my favorite quotes! “By setting goals, you are creating the structure in your life that you need to succeed.”
It’s imperative to create and follow through with your goals! I know I’m putting you on the spot so let me give you a couple examples of reasonable thought out goals from my own list when I began my journey to sobriety.
1 – Within the next 6 months, I will be happier, healthier, and a better person to everyone around me. I will exercise, eat healthier, and begin a new lifestyle for myself to achieve the happiness I know I deserve.
Do not be confused, sobriety is a journey just as life is. Over the course of the rest of your life, you will be intertwining sobriety and living together. There is no end point; the end is Death.
2 – Within the next year, I will reach out to my family and friends and try to make amends with whomever I can. I will apologize for hurting them, because I know my addiction wasn’t just effecting me. I will right my wrongs. I will take responsibility!
Did you read the end of that?
Remember the word responsibility. It’s going to be a popular one.
Responsibility is the most important thing in the entire world. You have to take responsibility in order to begin your course to sobriety.
Don’t get me wrong, taking responsibility SUCKS! It’s annoying to hear the woeful “I told you so” and the dreadful “Why didn’t you listen to me sooner?”
People will place every bit of blame on you possible ON TOP OF you already taking the blame. It’s horrible. It hurts. Get the hell over it. WHEN YOU TAKE RESPONSIBILITY YOU TAKE CONTROL.
The worst part of doing drugs is the fact that THEY TAKE ALL YOUR CONTROL. The first step to gaining that control back right now is to take responsibility for your wrong doings.
And with all that said, I’m going out with a bang. Read this quote every day, save it to your phone/computer/etc. READ IT.
Until next time, my lovelies. ♥ I hope you’re all enjoying yourselves and I can’t wait to write again.