“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly…”
― Theodore Roosevelt
I see people make the same mistakes over and over again when they are trying to change their drinking: they take a break for a while, sometimes a long while, and then they go back to the same exact habits and end exactly where they originally started.
In this episode, I want to talk to you about how you can take a break in a sustainable way, in a way that will be different than your previous attempts, and what NOT to do. We get into why you should consider making a shift from focusing on removing a substance from your life to becoming a person of substance. I also cover 6 different things you should avoid doing when you want to successfully take a break, and how to turn this time into the period of meaningful personal growth and learning to understand your desire.
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Listen to the Full Episode:
What You'll Learn from this Episode:
- Why focusing on removing a substance from your life will NOT help you take a break in a sustainable way.
- What it means to become a person of substance.
- The incredible power of doing difficult things.
- The issues with using your willpower to resist urges.
- The importance of understanding that obstacles are your true path forward.
- How restrictions and deprivation might be stunting your progress.
- Why you should not use shame as a motivator.
Featured on the Show:
- Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brené Brown
- Visit www.rachelhart.com/urge to grab your free meditation to help you manage your urges and get on the mailing list to get updates about the upcoming free Private Facebook Group.
- Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org