Sunday, March 28, 2010

To Quit Your Addiction You Must Be Relentless

I was watching a religious program the other morning and the minister was talking about how one must be relentless to have a relationship with God.

I then thought that in order for us to accomplish anything worthwhile in this life, most times we must become relentless.  Think about the big things in life---getting a college degree, learning to drive a car, getting your body into the shape you would like it---these things all take being dedicated and relentless.

Addictions are the same way I believe. When you decide to quit your addiction, you may be surprised to find that it's relatively easy.....for a period of time.  Then the doubts may come in.  Will I be able to quit my entire life?  Will I get cravings, and if I do, how will I respond?  Will I go back to my addiction?

You must become relentless at this point.  It may start by having to talk yourself out of taking that cigarette or drink.  Every time you seemingly almost give in, then don't give in you become stronger.  Then the times you think of starting your addiction again become less and less.

But until you get to that point, learn to become relentless.  In becoming relentless you never have to be addicted again.