Maya Angelou was right when he said, “All great achievements require time.”
Solomon wrote, “Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise” (Proverbs 6:8).
Anything worthwhile takes time to achieve. This is especially true of recovery from any addiction. There are early wins that you can achieve quickly. Others will take more time. Let me suggest six boxes you need to check off in the process of recovery. Each action begins with the letter “B.” It takes . . .
- 7 seconds to bounce your eyes
- 7 minutes to blunt your mind
- 7 days to begin new habits
- 7 weeks to build a foundation
- 7 months to break free
- 7 years to balance your life
Recovery Step: Ben Franklin nailed it when he said, “Diligence is the mother of good luck.” Recovery doesn’t “just happen.” It is the result of doing the right things for a long time. That process can’t be achieved in a day. But it can start in a day.