How many times have you said, ‘I have no willpower‘ when trying to give up an addiction?
Interesting thing is, willpower has nothing to do with it.
It’s all about your attitude, your mindset. If you want to succeed at something, then you will, no matter what obstacles are put in front of you.
Lack of willpower is an excuse for why you haven’t succeeded.
Giving up or stopping an addiction requires a total commitment from you. And, in order to commit, you need to understand why you are dependent on your addiction.
Addictions are generally a symptom of emotional unbalance, lack of self esteem or worth.
So you have 2 choices….
- Accept that you will never give up or stop your addiction.
- Commit to understanding why? Then take appropriate steps in dealing with the issues.
Whatever you choose, it must be your decision and you have to accept the consequences of either choice.
If you choose option 1, then stop pretending to yourself and others that you are serious about giving up.
And, stop making excuses by saying, ‘I have no willpower’.
Admit, acknowledge and accept…
Option 2, take it one step at a time. Seek professional assistance, if needed. Join a support group or have someone you can confide in.
You may feel like it’s, one step forward, two steps backwards. That’s normal, don’t let it discourage you.
Work on one thing at a time, don’t try to stop several addictions at the same time. Breaking things down into smaller steps is easier to commit to.
Set a date in your mind and commit to it. Record your feelings and progress in a journal so you can measure your success and achievements.
Reward yourself for every achievement, doesn’t have to be something big, even a dinner out with friends or go to a movie.
It may be slow progress at times… just keep reminding yourself of your end goal and keep moving forward.
One step at a time, one day at a time…