Wednesday, July 29, 2015
I was skyping with a client yesterday from across the seas. This particular client was struggling with how success was not finding her. I think many people share the same thought. I know I did when I was in my gambling state of mind. Success is keeping it simple. One thought at a time, one goal at a time, and we all know the famous saying, one day at a time from our friends at A.A. My skyping client asked me to share this thought in my next blog and was curious to see how many other people struggle with the thought of success. Right there, I had to stop her, she hit it right on the head. The thought of success. In our program, leaning how to control one's thoughts is pivotal in success. We want our clients to feel empowered with their self, that can control the thought of self-medicating. Each client learns how work through the struggle, you know you can use, drink, gamble, game, purge, and have unhealthy sexual behavior, but you can choose not to! You have the ability not to make the urge or craving bigger in your own mind, and work through it, that is success. Success is keeping it simple. To often people and this writer to will put to much energy and emphasis into large, lofty, and sometimes fantasy thinking images of what success is. I began to frame success is like a road leading to other positive things and aspirations in your life. We all want to obtain these things that are suppose to make us happy, right? These things cost money. We then try and validate our self with the notion, if we make more money, we have more things and we are then successful. Unfortunately, that does not work. Been there, did it, failed miserably. The key is when you start on your road, each step is all part of the process. You may trip, don't laugh, I have done that. You may fall on your but, been there, done that. However, you continue on your road, learning from each fall. That is success. You can still have aspirations, on what you see down the road, but you need to keep it simple. This writer has learned that when I am balanced, life is simple, that is success. Staying balanced is learning how to make the best of each step in your journey. I encourage all of our clients to believe in something greater then self. I call that a higher power. A higher power can give self that feeling of success know matter where you are in life. Success is staying on your path, but, taking the time to enjoy each moment. Slow down your brain, one thought at a time. Positive energy starts with positive behavior. When you are faced with a challenge in your life on your own road, take the time to work through it. That is success. Stay in your health, stay in the moment.