Focusing on what’s truly important can be a difficult task for the parent of an addicted child. Your world has been turned upside down by addiction. You’re overwhelmed with new problems, expectations, obstacles, and pressures. You try to tackle all of these challenges. They all seem important. But it’s too much.
Many things in life appear to be important. However, until you’ve clearly defined a successful vision for yourself and your family, you really don’t know what’s important and what’s not. Makes sense, doesn’t it?
Clarity in the midst of chaos begins with a healthy, positive vision for you and your family. Here’s how to start:
• Create a successful vision for your life and your family
• Break your vision down into small goals
• Break each goal down into a series of daily steps
• Write down your vision, goals, and steps to track your progress
• Tackle one step each day
• Don’t allow anything to interrupt or distract you during that time
• Don’t try to multitask
• Just focus on your objective for that day
• Any amount of time spent working on a daily step is a success
• Celebrate your progress and accomplishments
The parent of an addicted child is under tremendous pressure. You were already a busy person. When addiction entered your family it not only placed additional demands on your time and energy but also created new problems.
As you define your vision, you’ll realize several of these new problems and challenges aren’t important. They’re merely distractions. Walk away from any distraction that prevents you from achieving your goals and manifesting your vision.
Take the time today to do some serious thinking about how to move you and your family forward again in a positive direction. That’s your vision. Break that vision down into small goals. Then divide each goal into a series of achievable steps. Commit to working on one step every day.
And that’s it. Now you and your family are back on the path to success. Wow! That’s a relief, isn’t it?
Is your child addicted to drugs or alcohol? Are you trapped on the emotional rollercoaster of addiction? Dave Cooke can help. He’s an Addiction Coach and an internationally recognized speaker. Let him show you how to create an action plan that will move you, your family, and your addicted child back on track in a healthier direction. To contact Dave for private coaching, go to http://www.100pedals.com/coaching/ or email dave@100Pedals.com.
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