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Old 01-09-2018, 05:40 AM
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Any Excuse to Give Up

That's what my AV is looking for. Any excuse to stop working on having a happy sober life and go back to drinking.

I used to settle for any excuse to stop trying to be sober, too. Funny how I would only do that when it came to pursuing my goal of a happy sober life. I set goals every day and never get derailed, but with drinking it was different.

For example, yesterday I needed to get to work. My truck was stuck in the snow, but I didn't let that stop me. I had Mrs. Nons take me. The normal route was closed to traffic, but it didn't stop me. We found another road that was open.

It used to be that I had the goal of living a happy sober life and I would start toward that goal. Then I would hit an obstacle and I would just give up.
This is too hard.
I am a failure.
I can't do it.


One day I decided NOTHING was going to stop me from reaching this goal. Other people were doing it. That means I can do it, too. I will hit obstacles. I might fall flat on my face a bunch of times, but I am not giving up. I will persist until I find a way.

I found the way.

You can too.

Decide to do it.
Don't let anything stop you.

You can do this.
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Old 01-09-2018, 05:45 AM
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I LOVE your post!! Very inspiring and very true!!!
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Old 01-09-2018, 10:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Nonsensical View Post
Other people were doing it. That means I can do it, too. I will hit obstacles. I might fall flat on my face a bunch of times, but I am not giving up. I will persist until I find a way.

I found the way.

You can too.

Decide to do it.
Don't let anything stop you.

You can do this.

"Other people were doing it, this means you can too" is a great observation. Thank you for this post Nons.
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