– W. Clement Stone
Purpose was relatively easy to define in the lifestyle of use. For many our substance of choice became our purpose. When we think about that and can take responsibility for that it can be a source of pain. How did we allow ourselves to give a substance so much power in our lives? However, that was yesterday, and today hope and opportunity exists. We don’t play games with some substance use and reasonably think it won’t become our main purpose again. Early recovery can be a void when it comes to purpose. We may not know exactly what we want, only that we would prefer not to go back. Setting goals in early recovery, and defining a purpose is an important step if we want to hold onto sobriety. Today, I will set goals and define my purpose in recovery. Today I will achieve my goals when I fervently refuse to let go of my new sense of purpose. If I don’t allow myself to be distracted by negativity, I can achieve far more than I ever thought possible.