Who Suffers Most if You Don't Stop Drinking? The Oblivious Future You!

Who Suffers Most if You Don’t Stop Drinking? The Oblivious Future You!

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Today, I just wanted to talk about who suffers the most from your refusal to quit drinking?

It’s definitely gonna be yourself.

The future you who hasn’t got a clue yet what’s in store for it.

The oblivious future you.

What I mean by that is you’re in the fruits of your instant gratification.

You’re sat there and thinking you don’t really wanna do it today and don’t want to put yourself through it you don’t really want to feel that discomfort yet.

Maybe next week or the week after.

And you take a drink and you sip away and feel nice and relaxed.

But in the back of your mind, you’ve got this ticking time bomb.

You know you’re doing what you’re doing to yourself, that you’ve got to stop.

So you’ve got this consistent, persistent pressure that’s eating away at your self-confidence, your self-worth, what you think about yourself.

But, you’ve got this ticking time bomb in the back of your mind, and to give you an analogy of what it’s like this thing is going to do in the future: imagine your dirty hangover that you have.

You have the extra few drinks and you wake up in the morning and you’ve got a full on hangover.

Your head is bursting, your stomach feels like shit and you’re listening to yourself, looking around and thinking ‘what did I do last night? All the shit that I do, did I say that? I actually went through that crap and now I’m suffering the consequences’.

Imagine that in your future self, but magnified by multiple fold, but instead of this hangover passing, these consequences that you’ve put onto your future self are going to stay there permanently and there’s nothing you can do about it.

If you go to the doctor, and the doctor turns around and says ‘look, you’ve got cirrhosis of the liver’, and cirrhosis is an irreversible liver damage.

You can’t reverse it, you have to get a liver transplant if you want to reverse it.

That involves cutting open your sides and taking your liver out and replacing with someone else’s liver, and even then, there’s no guarantee that this is going to take.

There’s no guarantee that you’ll get one in the first place.

When these people who have liver failure through no fault of their own, so why should anyone who actually contributed to theirs, who has been the author of their liver failure, why should they get the liver?

When there are people who have all sorts of diseases where the liver is concerned.

There are kids and young adults who have liver failure.

They come out on top.

I’m saying every time you drink now and of know it’s contributing towards your own demise, you’re contributing to the person in the future who you’re going to be a year or 5 years down the road, who is going to suffer the consequences of what you’re doing right now, and they don’t know.

Before 7 years down the road and you’re literally going to be a different person. Almost every cell in your body has changed.

The only thing you’ve got to link you back to the old person is the way you look in the mirror.

You look the same, but 7 years down the road, if you’ve been drinking, it’s going to be a lot more of the wizened old character, a little more elderly and frail.

I know that happens anyway but if you’ve been drinking, it’s going to be a lot more pronounced.

Another part of it is that your memories, you have a lot of those, or maybe not if you’ve been drinking alcohol.

You take that person 7 years down the road, they’re the one going to suffer the consequences of what you’re doing now.

Is that what you want to have yourself?

Put yourself forward in time.

For me, that would be as a 55 or 60 year old, and if I was drinking now, where would I be in 5 or 10 years’ time.

Who would that person be?

Would I be in a hospital bed dying of liver cirrhosis?

The idea is to take yourself on a little trip in your mind o 5 years down the road, look at yourself.

How is your health going to be? How’s your overall appearance going to be?

What will your finances look like?

How are you going to be in 10 years’ time?

This is not the person you are now because of your instant indulgence and your need to satisfy yourself now.

Where are you going to be in 10 years’ time and who is the person who is going to suffer?

On the alternative side, you can say to yourself ‘if I put myself through the couple of weeks it’s going to take me to overcome the cravings and urges and stuff, to change my life, maybe a bit longer than a couple weeks, but what is it going to take me to change my life and get to that place where I know I’m going to be a better individual.

What is that going to do?

How is that going to look in 5 years?

Just go back and look at my old videos and you’ll see the changes in 3 1/2 years.

Look at my first video.

You can see it on the website.

Go to the first year on the home page and click on that video.

You’ll see how much I’ve changed.

That’s what we’re talking about here.

Are you willing to give yourself a whole mother load of shit down the road or are you willing to put yourself through the things you need to put yourself through now in order to give yourself a bright future.

That’s it for now.

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Until next time, keep safe and keep the alcohol out of our mouths.

Take care.

WHAT DEFINES US IS HOW WELL WE RISE AFTER FALLING.


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Onwards and Upwards!

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6 Comments

  • John

    Reply Reply January 24, 2017

    Great message Kevin, knowing how damaging alcohol is in so many ways and imagining a future self after having poisoned oneself is a powerful deterrent…one of your all time best!!!

  • Mandy

    Reply Reply January 26, 2017

    I agree with you, John. This is a fantastic message.

    You are so right, Kevin, about the power of considering your future self. And your first video shows, in the most graphic and moving way, how your own future self has benefitted from the decision you made 4 years ago. Congratulations on this video and, indeed, all the work you do.

    Mandy

  • Teresa

    Reply Reply June 11, 2017

    Kevin,this has to be the most motivating message for me. It is not easy looking at oneself in five ten years from now if drinking, however so easy to look at when not drinking. Thanks so much for all your great nurturing. Teresa

  • john

    Reply Reply July 9, 2017

    A really sobering anaolgy kevin,has got me thinking hard about my future.thanks kevin!!

  • Tricia

    Reply Reply November 4, 2017

    Powerful video Kevin – it IS very difficult to get over the first while on your own, especially when others are slighting the menace this really IS, but once you hear the truth from your good self, then it ISN’T difficult at all……….thank YOU!!!

  • Maria garcia

    Reply Reply April 15, 2018

    Hi Kevin! I watched this video while having two delicious vodka drinks and I am crying. Not because of the drinks, because I can take much more alcohol without being silly. But this video really touched a nerve. I am 62 and have being drinking since I was 35. Thank you so much for your inspiring and wise words. (I still have to set the date!)

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