Commitment and Persistence

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Commitment, Persistence Will Win

Response to an email I received:

You’re awesome for staying in touch and reaching out; Commitment and persistence will win any race. In his email, this person said, they have not arrived, this is my response, “I would like to point out something; arrival is relative.”

What is it that you’re looking for to say, “You have arrived?”

Here’s what I mean:

When you say you have not arrived anywhere, I would say you have arrived several places. You have reached one month no slips; 2 months, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, and counting. Reducing the slips, is a massive arrival, even with slips, you’re amazing, and I hope you realize that. You have accomplished and continue to achieve tremendous things in your life. You may not recognize them, but that doesn’t mean they are not happening.

Stay Positive

We beat ourselves up for what we haven’t done.
I haven’t gotten rid of …
I haven’t changed.
I haven’t been able to get a job.
I haven’t been a good …
How about changing the language and focus on what you have done.
For me, I can say:
I have been honest with my wife.
I have been supportive of my children.
I have loved my kids despite their struggles.
I have finished the wall in my yard, etc.…

Your Focus

It’s time to focus on what’s positive and what you have done so that you can take yourself to the next level of mental strength.
You have accomplished a lot, list them, what are they?
Start focusing on the positive and what you have done and are doing; it will help you stay there.
Keep going, don’t give up!
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Additional thoughts:
I hate abuse of any kind, and I realize that sometimes we are the abuser to ourselves. Step back and notice what it is that you’re abusing yourself over and rewrite that story in your mind.
For example, if I say that nobody cares about what I have to say. I need to rewrite this mentally and start to internalize the rewrite. This is how I would rewrite this negative statement.
I am so honored that there are so many people who love what I have to say.
Rewrite the negative thought to a positive thought and read this new positive thought to yourself, every day before bed and as soon as you wake up.


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