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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:45 am 

Joined: Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:21 pm
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Lesson 1

A. I will NOT let guilt and shame to sabotage my commitment to change. I will allow myself to change and I will not let fear keep me from changing. I am on board with everything stated. I am ready to run my life instead of letting it be run for me. I am tired of reacting to everything the way that I have always done. My life and my family are too important to let myself destroy all that have. I will face the guilt and shame and I WILL succeed over this addiction and way of thinking.

B. Why I permanently want to change
1. I want to be completely honest with myself
2. I want to be a man of integrity
3. I want to be the good husband my wife deserves
4. I want to have a clear view of reality
5. I want significance in my life
6. I want control over my own life
7. I want to have a great marriage
8. I want to be emotionally mature
9. I want to be a reliable husband, father, and friend
10. I want to be free from the chains of my addictions and it's patterns
11. I want to be able to manage my emotions in a healthy way
12. I want to be able to manage my time responsibly
13. I want to experience true joy and contentment with myself
14. I want to build up my sense of self
15. I want to be able to look back and be proud of myself and my actions
16. I want a foundation to where I can build from
17. I want to develop intimacy in all it's ways
18. I want to live without fear of expressing my feelings openly when I feel them (when it is appropriate)
19. I want to be able to express my opinions without worrying on how people will see or think of me

C. While looking at this picture of myself, I was right about 5 years old. I was such an innocent sweet caring child who had no addictions or pain to try to cover up. I played and have no cares about anything other than being me. I was unknowing of the outside world and the problems associated with it. I was so sweet and loving. I knew (thought I knew) that my parents were perfect as well as life in general was perfect.

PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:12 pm 
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Joined: Thu Apr 29, 2010 8:07 pm
Posts: 3419
Location: UK
Hello Ogre

I am ready to run my life instead of letting it be run for me
:g: :g: :g: :g:

so welcome to RN

if you really do want to improve your life and to recover from your addiction then you are at a good place to make that wish reality
Commit , fully and completely
work through the lessons and understand them , if you miss something ask on the help forum , assistance is always on hand
coaches and mentors are likely to drop by occasionally but if not, don't worry as this is generally a good indicator that you are on the right path

the path is long and difficult but it is well proven and you are not alone
we usually suggest completing about 3 lessons a week but spending time every day posting and reading
get to know your addiction and see yourself with honesty and openness

remember to work at your own pace and its not a race indeed some consider recovery to be a journey rather than a destination

your reasons for change are generally solid as they are positive and about you
remember the only person that can make these changes is you, so the hard work needs to come from you
looking forwards to reading your posts and wishing you all the best

Remember recovery is more than abstinence
Every transition begins with an ending
Do not confuse happiness with seeking pleasure
stay healthy keep safe
Coach Kenzo

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