Welcome to the Thursday Tally number 12 where I’ll be talking about the end of the Johns Hopkins 20 questions – My tip of the week is to stop looking for instant gratification….
(0.16) The site this week
(1.31) Tip of the week
(0.32) The site next week
This is Alcohol Mastery, my name’s Kevin O’Hara and welcome to the Thursday Tally number 12.
The Site This Week
On the site this week, I finished the Johns Hopkins 20 questions.
I didn’t think that they’d take me on the journey that they did.
Even though I answered the questions after I’d given up the alcohol, I still had to search inside myself for the answers.
My own personal answers!
A lot of those answers took a lot of digging around inside, and dragging out emotions and different things like that.
I think I understand my drinking problem a bit better because of doing that.
Not only did I gain a bit more understanding about my drinking problem, but it also gave me a bit more understanding about what clicked in my brain this time around.
Why I feel that I can go on this journey now, without having another drink for the rest of my life.
I was struggling with that before; I’ve got a lot more understanding about that now thanks to doing this series of articles.
Stop Looking for Instant Gratification
My tip of the week is to stop looking for instant gratification.
It’s only superficial, it’s gonna lead you nowhere, and it’s definitely not going to give you happiness.
We try and buy our way into happiness by eating food, or taking drugs, or going shopping.
And we’re addicted to so many things in society these days.
It reminds me of the old version of Willy Wonka, with Gene Wilder, and there was a girl in there called Veronica Salt [Verruca Salt], and she was really spoilt, “I want the world” [attempts to sing!]
And that’s what people are like today.
They just want everything now, and it’s all surface stuff, it doesn’t mean a damn thing.
The thing is, you’re never going to find happiness in instant gratification.
There isn’t a magic pill!
I woke up one morning, I was in my mid-forties, I was sixty pounds overweight, I was unfit, my business was going down the chute, and I had a serious drinking problem.
I had no life outside drink at all.
I didn’t do any sport, that was it.
It was just going out and drinking and looking forward to the next session when I could go out and drink.
And even though I didn’t drink every day, I knew that I was on the slippery slope.
So I thank God that I woke up that day and I got the realization that I had to stop.
And the only way to move down another road was to go away from the drink altogether.
When it boils down to it:
life is short!
- The only happiness that you’re gonna find is inside yourself.
- The answers are all in here.
- You have to treat yourself well.
- You have to think positively.
- You have to eat good food, drink plenty of water, get exercise.
- And within a short space of time you really, really will fall in love with it.
- You’ll get out of that lifestyle that you’re in and you’ll move into something that is so much better.
I encourage anyone who drinks and has got any way, shape, or form of a drinking problem to stop, give it up, and move on with your life.
The Site Next Week
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I’ll do a Thursday Tally video.
I’ve gotta do a bit of work on the site.
I did a post on the site a while ago called 100 health risks from drinking alcohol which I want to try and put into some sort of a download for you guys.
So, that’s the Thursday Tally 12, thanks for watching.
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Onwards and Upwards!