What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
If you don’t know where you want to go, you’ll never get there. This is true in all aspects of life, including your recovery. Many successful people choose to treat all aspects of their lives like a race, where they want to reach the finish line and they’ve got a clear plan for getting there. Sometimes they describe this as finding their “True North” and using that as their guide. They program the destination into their internal GPS system, and that keeps them on a productive path. In recovery, getting sober is a great goal, but the destination to program into your internal GPS should be something like “living a healthier and happier life.” Without that, what’s the point of being sober?
Just for Today
I will think about what “True North” looks like for me and my long-term recovery.