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Achieving goals in sobriety

on Monday, 14 January 2013. Posted in Voices in Recovery, Breaking News

Achieving Goals In Sobriety

By Alexandra Rose

My goals in life will only be met if I stay sober, put my sobriety first and work hard towards accomplishing them. Already since becoming sober I have made such remarkable accomplishments. My sponsor says, “leave your fantasies at the door and all your dreams will come true.” I know that if I continue on the path that I am on I will achieve my dreams.

At the end of my using and drinking I could barely see what my goals were. I had forgotten that I even had goals from before I started my addiction. My only goal was to get loaded and I was accomplishing that every day. Life was so miserable in which I knew that if I continued I was going to die. I didn’t want that. There was a spark of hope left in me which I took and changed my life.

Now that I am sober I can work on what I want to accomplish in life. When I speak at an AA meeting I emphasize that my dreams will come true but only if I work for them. Great things are not going to happen to us just because we are sober. Also, putting my program first is a necessity to keep me sober in which other factors of my life will fall into place. I heard a great speaker this morning that ended her share by what she has accomplished with her life. The feeling of amazement came over me, as I wanted what she had. She also stated that she wouldn’t have been able to do what she has done without being sober and putting her program first. It was another example of what we can accomplish in sobriety.

I know that when I wasn’t working a program everything seemed to be such a mess in my life. It was like I wasn’t moving forward and until I started working a program that is when my life changed. Since then I have been working towards my aspirations. I’m excited to see what’s in store for me because I know that as long as I put my sobriety first, I will reach my goals.

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