“You’ll never be able to quit alcohol…”
“What’s the point in quitting, you’ll only go back on it again…”
“You’re having a laugh?”
Why do we go around trying to prove the cynics wrong!
Here’s the thing…
THEY DON’T CARE!
Cynics won’t learn by you trying to prove them wrong. They’ll always be cynical. The
cynics who said man would never reach the moon were completely unfazed when
Armstrong and Aldrin stepped foot on the lunar surface. They went on to be wholly
cynical about another thing.
I spent a lot of my time trying to prove my cynics wrong. I could do it, and I was
going to show them that I could. I even got to the stage where I could “see” the cynicism in people.I was expecting it and always looking for it.
Then I realized that it really made no difference to me. No matter what other people said, it couldn’t affect me UNLESS I LET IT. So, I stopped letting it!
When you’re getting alcohol free, it’s not about the cynics, its about the people that
you really and truly care about. Instead of trying to prove that all the cynics are wrong, it makes much more sense to delight your true believers. They’re the ones who are going to help you on your journey, the ones who will drive you on. They’re the ones who deserve your efforts.
Behind most people’s cynicism lies uncertainty.
“What’s going to happen to me?”
“Who am I going to drink with now?”
“Does that mean I have a drink problem too?”