How Sobriety Will Give You Confidence
Posted on 20 November 2015
Look at you go! You're on fire!
No one quits drinking and quits doing drugs because of how great it is. Everyone quits because of how awful it makes them feel. It's terrible.
The beautiful thing about what we do is that we get to witness people's lives transform. It's truly a pleaser to watch someone go from depression and hating themselves to slowly becoming a humble and confident person.
People who have maintained some long term sobriety will always have a subtle confidence about them. There is a reason for this.
The Hard Part Is Over
Once you have gotten sober, other challenges in life just don't seem as hard.
What could possibly be harder than what we have already been through? Many people start their journeys being homeless, being sick, or being in withdrawals. Many of us have been to jail or have been on the streets. Now that we have found some peace and happiness, the other "problems" in our lives don't seem nearly as daunting.
Helping Other People Gives You Confidence
So many people in recovery go out of their way to help other people. Helping other people is the easiest way to gain some confidence.
"If you want self-esteem, do esteemable things."
Isn't the willingness to give an attractive quality? We all know people who are unselfish. They are calm and humble and they give selflessly without expectation of reciprocity. Aren't those people the ones we instinctively look up to? Aren't those the people we aspire to be like?
We Have Nothing Left To Prove
This doesn't mean that people in recovery are lazy or unambitious. It just means that we don't put our self-worth in what other people think of us.
We have nothing to prove to other people. We know that what we feel on the inside is what is most important.
That mindset brings confidence because once you stop thinking about other peoples expectations you stop comparing yourself to other people. You are your own person and everyone has their own journey.
We look for similarities and not differences.
Keep Your Head Up
Not every day is recovery is a great day. Life happens. Bad shit happens to good people all the time.
But at the end of every day, we all have something to be grateful for. When we look back at how far we have come and how much we have grown, it's obvious why we feel good about ourselves.
Keep doing what you're doing fam! We appreciate you!