Let’s talk about a bedrock of successful recovery. It’s called self-control.
Jim Rohn said, “Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishments.”
Scripture teaches, “For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love, and self-discipline” (2 Timothy 1:7).
Navy SEAL and leadership expert Brent Glesson writes, in The Navy SEAL Way to an Extraordinary Life, “People with a higher degree of self-control spend less time debating whether to indulge in behaviors and activities that don’t align with their values or goals. They are more decisive. They don’t let impulses or feelings dictate their choices. They aren’t easily distracted by temptation.”
Until you make it a priority to practice self-control, you will never have self-control.
Recovery Step: Focus on one decision you can make today that demands discipline and self-control.