The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.
I’ve done these sober stints before – never more than 31 days – sometimes successfully, sometimes unsuccessfully.
This time feels different. When I saw this quote, I realised what the difference is. My previous efforts were all about removing something from my life and then fighting the urge to want it back. This time, I’m focused on abundance. Abundance of health, energy and all the good things I’m working towards. I have things I want to achieve and absolute determination to make those things happen. Drinking has become a nuisance, something that flows against the tide, slows the momentum of progress and creates creates resistance. It makes the good things harder to achieve – which seems pointless when I’m working this hard.
I guess it might become more challenging when I finally slow down, but hey. One day at a time and all that.