Developing Obstacle Immunity

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All daily inspirations can be found in the book Sex and Porn Addiction Healing and Recovery. Used here with permission of the author.

Obstacles do not block the path. They are the path.

Life constantly presents difficulties—financial challenges, injury, illness, flat tires, tornadoes, and all sorts of other crazy and totally unexpected stuff. And most people, especially addicts, because we’ve spent our entire lives avoiding rather than facing and overcoming challenges, are stuck when we run into one. We don’t know how to overcome even the simplest of obstacles because we’ve never done it before. The good news is that anyone, even a recovering sex or porn addict, can develop what is known as ‘obstacle immunity.’ This is where we learn how to face and overcome obstacles (usually because we’re doing it on a regular basis). When we develop obstacle immunity, even the biggest problems don’t deter us. In fact, they barely slow us down. Sometimes, we find that we actually enjoy facing and overcoming them.

Task for Today
Pick an obstacle you’ve been avoiding and overcome it. If you need advice or assistance, ask for it.