MOST PEOPLE, EVEN THOSE WITHOUT ADDICTION ISSUES, HAVE NOT RECLAIMED THEIR POTENTIAL.
Despite their best efforts, most people have some level of
dissatisfaction with an important area of their life. The experience of chronic
dissatisfaction in any significant area can lead some individuals to
When we settle or become complacent we no longer take meaningful action that will propel us toward our goals. In fact, we may not even have any goals. But, we cannot be happy if we are not making progress and we cannot make progress if we are not taking action on goals.
Even individuals who do not struggle with addiction issues are held back by beliefs that hinder progress and the creation of a deliberately chosen future. The knowing that we are not living in congruence with our potential creates internal chaos.
For some people, this can feel as though the light within is dying. It is no wonder that so many people seek to numb this pain with substances, whether the drug of choice is alcohol, drugs or food.
To do: answer these
questions in your journal:
1. Who do I know who has grown
complacent, settled, given up and quit taking action?
2. Why do I think this particular person grew complacent, settled, gave up and quit taking action?
3. What one new belief do I think
would serve this particular person?
4. What one new action do I think would serve this particular person?