If a doctor told you that you were in the early stages of a potentially terminal disease, but there was a way to enter permanent remission if you focused your time and energy on it, what would you do?
Would you reorder your life, placing your health front and center? Would you seek every bit of knowledge about the disease, so as to better confront it, and ultimately defeat it? Would you forego people, places, and things that detracted from, or otherwise impeded your progress? What if your doctor told you that it could be as simple as not doing one thing, that would bring about this remission, but doing it would take a tremendous amount of will?
Well I am not a doctor, nor do I play one on TV. I didn’t stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night. What I am is an alcoholic who became a non-drinker, and I have been in remission for 2 years. I did this by saying “no” to the drink that matters…the first drink, and by saying “no” to the hardest person for me to say “no” to: Me.
I won’t drink because I don’t drink. I am a non-drinker. As long as I remain such, my disease will remain in remission. You can do this as well, if you really want to.