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Thu Jun 13, 2019, 11:18 AM

The best line I've heard about getting and staying sober...

"Focus on who you want to be, not on who you were." I've noticed that a lot of rehab is focused on ones past, atoning for it, and forgiving. Which is fine, but at some point I think it's healthier to look to the future. Just my opinion.

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Reply The best line I've heard about getting and staying sober... (Original post)
bif Jun 2019 OP
Rollo Jun 2019 #1
yonder Jun 2019 #2
safeinOhio Jun 2019 #3
irisblue Jun 2019 #4
TygrBright Jun 2019 #5
progree Jun 2019 #6

Response to bif (Original post)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 11:20 AM

1. Good advice. It goes along with...

You can't always control what happens to you, but you can control how you react to it.

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Response to bif (Original post)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 11:27 AM

2. Excellent advice.

I've been trying to change some things myself, and forward-thinking helps avoid past patterns.

Thanks.

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Response to bif (Original post)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 12:18 PM

3. That's why I guit going to meetings after3 months.

Went back to school and got my degree while working full and overtime. If you keep talking about it and thinking about it, you could end up slipping. But thatís just me. That was in 1990.

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Response to bif (Original post)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 12:20 PM

4. Welp..."Focus on who you want to be, not on who you were."

That will be copied into my journal

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Response to bif (Original post)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 01:14 PM

5. Similar: "The past is blind to who you are now, but the future is listening." n/t

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Response to bif (Original post)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 03:39 PM

6. Today is the first day of the rest of my life. n/t

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