I’ve come to a realization in the past couple of years. If you want to defeat a habit, make a life change or defeat an addiction. You gotta want it. Really want it. Not just say it’s something you hope to achieve. Not some useless New Years Resolution. You have to make yourself commit and make it happen. Sure friends or family may help you. Generally speaking, they really won’t be much help, if at all. They may remind you, harp on you or even drive you insane with it. But in the end. It’s you and you alone that has to make it happen.
I have done some damn amazing things in the past year alone. One or two I did years ago because it was going to kill me if I didn’t.
In this past year (2020), I have achieved:
- A good credit score
- Bought the music gear I’ve always dreamed of having
- Lost 50 pounds in working to a goal of at least 220 or less
In the past 8 years, I have achieved:
- Being 100% self sufficient (I rely on no one to live my life)
- Freed myself from a toxic, money draining and unfaithful relationship
In 2009 I achieved:
- Quit smoking for good
I tried patches, cutting back and a number of other ways. In the end, I simply quit without any help other than my desire to not smoke anymore. Period. I got angry and just did it.
I’m on a roll and I’m not stopping. I encourage you to stop wishing for change and make it happen. In the end, you gotta want it.