Sometimes, the key to recovery is simply staying at it. No one gets it right the first time. I often tell clients that all who fail in recovery have one thing in common – they quit too soon.
Samuel Johnson wrote, “Great works are performed not by strength, but by perseverance.”
The Bible addresses this head-on. “Ponder the path of your feet; then all your ways will be sure” (Proverbs 4:26). What Solomon is saying is that if we will plan our work and then work our plan, we will find success.
Author Heather Hakes, host of the Mind Over Matter podcast, has a lot to say about perseverance. She has observed that those who perseverance do five things well.
- They practice positive affirmations.
- They build rest into their daily schedules.
- They maintain an active support system.
- They enjoy the journey, one step at a time.
- They trust the process.
Recovery Step: You can make it if you don’t give up. That is a decision you need to make every day.