When I stopped drinking alcohol, it was after 30 years as a drinker. And I knew that alcohol was bad for me.
I knew that alcohol was causing me a lot of difficulties, but I rationalized it. And I rationalized it because I didn’t want to stop. I didn’t want to stop doing what I was doing, what it was used to. I didn’t want to stop the habit, I didn’t want to think of new ways of doing things. But I also didn’t want the discomfort. There’s many forms of discomfort when you stop drinking. But it’s part and parcel of of any change. But the problem is, I waited for so long, I procrastinated. And it’s more than procrastination, because it’s something which is eventually going to cause you to have a lot of damage in your life. And it causes a lot of damage in terms of physical damage, mental damage, and also life damage.
So you have to ask yourself, “What is it that you’re waiting for? Why are you waiting so long?” It’s easy to see from the other side, right? I can see very clearly now that I should have stopped when my son was born. I’m sure to stop before my son was born. Shouldn’t have never started drinking alcohol, but you were where you were, can’t go back, and you can’t change anything before but you can change it now. So one question that I want you to keep center in front in your mind. What are you waiting for? Why are you not stopping doing this thing? You know, it’s not going to get any better for you, you know that you can control it. So what are you waiting for?