I love the idea of getting a fresh start at each New Year. Like many people who wish to better themselves I make a habit at the end of each year to note what areas of my life need improvement, and how I am going to do it.
Back in December of 2004 I was going over a list of my goals and resolutions for the new year, and I was trying to figure out which ones should have a priority. The normal ones were there, of course, like losing weight, or exercising more - but I also wanted to be more successful at my home-based business, have more energy, and save more money.
The funny (or pathetic) thing was that these were pretty much the same resolutions that I had nearly every year for the previous decade! But, this time something was different in my mind. Something clicked. And that something was that I began to notice a common reason as to why I hadn't achieved these goals before.
I realized that the common reason my goals weren't previously achieved was my addiction to alcohol. Maybe on some level I KNEW this before, but it never really hit me to the extent it did that day because I realized I had spent an entire decade trying to make positive changes in my life, but I had an enemy that was sabotaging my efforts behind my back.The funny (or pathetic) thing was that these were pretty much the same resolutions that I had nearly every year for the previous decade! But, this time something was different in my mind. Something clicked. And that something was that I began to notice a common reason as to why I hadn't achieved these goals before.
This enemy drained me of energy, inspiration and enthusiasm - not to mention money, time and health. More importantly, I realized that as soon as I stopped drinking alcohol I would be able to accomplish all of my goals and resolutions that I put my mind to. It was a clear and easy choice for me: stop drinking alcohol and my life will improve in every area. Guess what? I did and it has. Here is how I stopped drinking alcohol.
We all have areas of our lives that need changing for the better, and some of us are more successful at bringing about change than others. If you are presently trying to achieve or accomplish an important goal - and you are also struggling with an alcohol addiction - then you can rest assured that it is the alcohol that is preventing you from seeing the results you want. It will simply be extremely difficult, if not impossible, for you to accomplish the things you want as long as alcohol remains a priority in your life.
It also doesn't really matter what type of goal you have set for yourself, or what specific change you want to see. Whether you want to be more healthy, or have more money, or improve a personal relationship - or anything else - the plain truth is that alcohol is the reason that you haven't yet seen a positive change in these other areas of your life. But, equally true, as soon as alcohol is removed from your life, your goals and dreams will come true as surely as the sun rises each morning.
Finally, I simply want to stress how important it is that you recognize that alcohol is the saboteur of your dreams. As soon as you get alcohol out of your life - true happiness, health and success will come in.