A Learning Opportunity
It is so easy for us to relish in our own success. We love to share our success stories and hear about others. But we forget that behind every success story there are hundreds of instances of failure, stories of stumbling, falling down and getting back up.
Failure only breaks those who see it as absolute loss. Failure is the beast that needs to be tamed in order to find the joy in success.
If you have been following me for sometime, you'll remember me saying the life is an experience of ALL emotions, both good and bad. We have 50% good and 50% bad. There is no escaping it. So, of course we have to acknowledge the light and dark of failure and success.
We would never know the joy of success without the pain of failure.
My clients get the most stuck when they define drinking off of a drink plan as a failure. It's just like diet mentality. It's all or nothing. And that's the least helpful way of thinking. If I had a donut for breakfast the whole day is ruined, so I might as well keep eating crap food the rest of the day. Yes, it is hard to clean up that type of thinking at first, but you have to start somewhere.
Are you slowly sliding off of your New Year's goals and resolutions?
Don't beat yourself up.
Watch your language around this. Be curious. Use the information surrounding your actions and results as the best information that you can use in order to shine the light on your drinking habits.
In order to have epic achievements and success on this journey of stopping over drinking and losing your desire to drink and or over drink, you must expect some epic failures.
Make a plan, a plan for failure and for success.
You only really fail when you give up.
Don't give up.
You've got this.