If you make the change, and awaken the giant within, then you may find a huge source of energy.
With this burst of energy, you will start to attract people as well as “what you think you need.”
This isn’t wishy-washy philosophy. It’s how the world works – positive results flow from positive actions.
Consider a charismatic leader, especially those with a dark backstory, and note their ability to attract what they want.
Students, wealthy clients, groupies, money, notoriety… all of these flowed (on a small scale, thankfully) as I tapped into my positive addictions.
At this point, there is a trap waiting for us.
The trap is thinking that embracing a positive addiction is The Way.
A more accurate description is embracing a positive addiction can be an effective way to shift self-destructive habits.
But what next?
If we’re not careful then we might become a guru of positive addiction!
Which might work, until it doesn’t work.
When life starts to fray, our addiction will remind us that we run the risk of returning to our old life. It might say… you must continue along the path of positive addiction or you’ll slide back towards obesity, sloth and alcoholism!
After 20 years of better choices, I’m starting to realize that my fears don’t fit the facts.
What to do?
Continue the path of self-improvement by releasing the grip of my positive addictions:
- External Validation
- Emotional Pain
Allow myself to consider the alternative of gently letting go of habits that don’t seem to be working any more.
When more ceases to work, consider trying less.