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What’s up everybody? Tim Stoddart here. Sobernation.com
I got a Facebook message today that really hit home with me. Somebody asked about some fears that they had about staying sober for the rest of their life. This is a very young person and she was simply talking about “how do I keep things in perspective and not worry too much about ten years from now when I might be at a wedding and someone offers me a drink?” or something like that.
The answer that I gave to her is something that I think everybody could find value from. That answer is.
WIN THE DAY
I live my life this way. It’s really easy for me to get stuck in my head, worrying about what’s going to happen tomorrow or a week or two years or five years from now.
It’s all nonsense. It’s all fears and half of it’s not even going to come true. It’s just shit that we make up in our own minds. So I try to keep things in perspective by winning the day.
Today. Just this day is all I really have to worry about. Sure it’s important to plan ahead. Sure it’s good to have some kind of perspective of what’s going to happen in the future. But your priorities, your focus should just be in today.
All you have to do is stay sober a day at a time. All you have to do is accomplish the things that you set out to accomplish today. Before you know it, all of those days are going to add up and you’re going to have a year of sobriety. You’re going to have two years of sobriety. It seems like just last week that I was just coming around. Almost 7 years later, I’m looking at my life, I’m looking at Sober Nation, I’m looking at this giant community of people in recovery that are so passionate and that I feel so grateful for.
I’ve gotten here by just going a day at a time. I’ve gotten here by listing out my priorities for that day and winning each day.
Sure, I fall short. Everybody falls short. That’s fine. But the point is to keep perspective here. Stay in this moment because when you do, you don’t have to be fearful of the future. You don’t have to be fearful of some mistakes you might have made in the past.
Win Each Day! and those days are going to add up and you’re going to have a beautiful life. I promise.
If you guys want to talk to me, you know where to find me. Tim, T-I-M at sobernation.com. I’ll put it right down here for you guys to see. I appreciate you. Thanks for watching. I’ll talk to you later.