Think of a goal and tell yourself, “I’ll try.”
Now tell yourself, “I’m doing this no matter what.”
Feels different, doesn’t it?
It’s not just semantics. The way we talk about our commitment makes a big difference in our outcomes.
When it comes to reducing/stopping drinking it can mean the difference between riding out the discomfort or giving into it.
It can mean the difference between looking at your slips with compassion and learning from them or blowing them off and saying they don’t matter.
It can mean the difference between giving up and doubling down.
Sometimes we tell ourselves we are committed to something, but our actions tell us otherwise.
If you aren’t sure how committed you are to something take a look at your results from yesterday, last week, last month.
Do you want to strengthen your commitment? Sometimes clarity about why you want to change can be helpful. Here are a few questions to get you started:
What is your why?
On a scale from 1 to 10? How exciting is your why?
Why is reducing/stopping drinking so important to you?
What will happen if you don’t do it?
What discomfort will stopping/reducing your drinking cause?
Will it be worth it?
What is your exact commitment?
How can you make it measurable and exciting?
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