Results don't lie. So what results are you getting in your life? What truths are those results revealing?
Your past needs to be left alone and not brought with you into your present if you are working towards creating a better life for yourself. Your past never has to be an indication of all you can do in the future, unfortunately for many people this is not the case, they give life to their past by constantly thinking about it in their minds and so in some way it does get in the way of the actions they take in the present moment.
Don’t waste time doing this, as much as possible plan all that is to be in your future, and spend your time focusing in the steps that you need to take now for it all to happen. The more you do this the greater your chance of success will be.
There are many great things about to happen in your future which deserve your attention and your time, and it is this which you should be devoting your actions to in this present moment.
If you have beliefs about certain things not happening in the future because they have not happened in the past, then understand that they should not be given any life in your present and certainly not in your future? Don’t spend time dwelling on what has or hasn’t happened in your life up until this current point where you find yourself.
Become more optimistic about your future, get excited about all the good things you will get to do and all the new things you will learn. You can have the life you want, but you have to stop thinking about you past.
It is important to adopt an attitude of ‘anything is possible’ for your life and it is equally important to leave the unproductive thoughts behind. An attitude of ‘I am the way I am, and that is how it will always be’ won’t help to move your life forward. Neither will ‘I’ve never been good at this before, what makes now so different’?
If you are planning on changing your life then all these attitudes need to be left behind. Instead of focusing your attention on the past, choose to focus it on creating new realities for yourself now.
With the actions you take each day you are creating a new history for yourself, become aware of this and do not underestimate the affects of even the tiniest action you take in this present moment.
“Your future history is being created right now, this minute.”
Start facing up to truths about who is responsible for your future. It is only the actions you take now that will ever dictate what will happen in your future. You can make something happen for yourself, believe this possible and accept no statements to the contrary. The only person who can ever get in your way of making something good happen for yourself is you.
This is your time, your reality and your life. Don’t live in somebody else’s shoes, your life is your responsibility and no one else’s.
Christ Church on Greenland road has an excellent and well established Celebrate recovery program that is a faith based program and works at dealing with the underlying issues that lead one to want a reprieve from reality by substance abuse. They also offer codependency study groups and groups from multiple addictions not only drugs and alcohol. If you would like more information you can contact them at http://www.ccontheweb.com/ and they will assist you in find a celebrate recovery program in the jacksonville area.
There are also Alcoholics Anonymous(AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA)groups in the Jacksonville for support and encouragement in you journey either a person suffering from addiction or a person living with someone who is addicted. Both of the programs offer Al Anon for the family members of a person suffering from addiction.
We're only human. We can err from time to time. It's important we handle our mistakes properly if we're to enjoy long, happy, healthy lives.
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