What you focus on grows.
– Stephen Covey
Prior to recovery my focus was directed at what was wrong and why am I experiencing the difficulties in my life. I only dug the hole deeper making it that much harder to get out. If I look for problems I will find them. If I look for sadness and darkness I will find that as well.
The challenge that faces me is that I need to see things in a new way. I need to focus on love and healing. I need to seek out the good in the world because if I look for it I will find it. I strive to point my focus onto recovery and healing. I’m working the program and not working the problem. I’m not doing it in a Pollyanna way – I recognize that I have a disease and I’m not denying I have depression. I choose to focus on recovery and healing.
The true journey of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.
– Marcel Proust
I challenge you to change your focus. What you focus on grows. Focus on recovery and healing. You are worth it.
Yours in recovery, Bill R