Think of recovery as a process like reading a book. The opening sentence or paragraph grabs you like your first sober day. It can be terrifying, full of relief, unsettling, and overwhelmingly emotional. You turn the page, or finish a chapter and gather new information. Each page and every sober day matters.
When you’re in the middle of a real page-turner, you want to find out what happens next. Yet, you may be ambivalent about reaching the end, because you don’t want your experience with to be over. Recovery can be everlasting. You have the opportunity to finish one good book and begin another. The next one might be really hard to get through, like the ups and downs of any worthwhile endeavor.
Through hard personal work, as in therapy, you can reach a point where you want to make changes in your life. You want to branch out into the world and discover your potential. No one method for finding your potential exists. It can be a journey of trial and error—finding your passion through experimentation and risk. Your potential doesn’t have to be something grand like becoming a CEO of a multimillion dollar corporation. It can be as simple work that pays the bills, a company with good ethics and employs a few like minded colleagues with whom you can connect. Your down time at night and on the weekends can be devoted to whatever it is that makes you feel good.
If you feel more ambitious about finding your potential try following these four suggestions.
- Have an intention. 2. Choose goals you consider out of reach. 3. Take big steps and actions. 4. Be persistent. You see, in order to achieve something, you first have to have an intention and steps to take to reach it. Having goals just out of reach can be motivational. Taking big actions shows you are willing to shovel cement to get the job done. Persistence is acknowledging mistakes, moving past disappointments and getting back to the job at hand.
“Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.”—Christian D. Larson
An addiction got in the way, but your full potential is within you. The specifically trained staff at Infinity Malibu are there to help you regain your equilibrium in life through our treatment programs and holistic therapies. We offer complete discretion, delicious food, luxurious accommodations and amazing ocean views. 888-266-9048