Sunday, January 03, 2010

The First Step

This quote is deceptively simple, but very true.  No matter what your New Year's Resolution or your goal, this will always be the first step.  Thanks to a friend who shared this newsletter with me.


"The first step towards getting somewhere is to DECIDE that you are not going to stay where you are."
(Anny Jacoby)

The first step towards any kind of internal shift where something else might be a possibility is beginning with knowing you are not going to stay where you are.

The external reasons of ‘why’ you are still there are just that…external. The paradigm shift starts with the internal, the decision you make that you are not going to stay where you are: emotionally, physically, financially, spiritually, or sexually. What happens outside of us in recovery first starts with the shift internally before it is ever manifested in our lives. We won’t follow a path that isn’t developed internally first. We’ll end up only seeing the road blocks of the external which doesn’t help us.