Today was another intense day at work with another one of our clients relapsing and totally denying any drinking. Addiction is totally baffling disease according to beliefs of AA. The power of the addiction is so overwhelming that even in the face of clear evidence this person still denied use. The client walked off leaving the car behind looking lost.
I can identify with that state of feeling lost, can you? Have you ever wandering away from a mess you where in because you didn’t feel strong enough to handle it? Have you ever felt so overwhelmed that you couldn’t accept help even when it was offered to you? Have you ever felt so bad about yourself that you felt unworthy of changing your life around?
If you can answer “no” to these questions then you have had a life better than most of the rest of us. Life often presents most with big roadblocks and you have to find another way to get to where you want to go. If self-doubt is nagging at your heals like a obnoxious dog then you know what it feels like to be down and have a hard time picking yourself up.
Three things to do when you feel so stuck and unsure about what to do to move your life forward:
- Take a risk and do things you haven’t tried before, move out of your comfort zone, push yourself and see what it takes to move the energy of your life forward. Keep pushing until you get to the finish line of what it is you are after.
- Reach out and ask for help, there are many people out there who would lend a hand or give some valuable support and professionals who can guide you forward. Everybody needs help sometimes so don't let your pride get in the way.
- Curiosity is a great strategy because when you get curious you gain insights and awareness about yourself and the process. New insights and more awareness is liberating and mean greater chances for success.
Each time you breakthrough you own barriers you build strength in yourself and you gain confidence to take on whatever comes your way.
I don’t remember if I have shared this podcast with you at the Moth with DMC but if so I just listened to it again and it is awesome.