I bet you thought I was going to say A is for ‘alcohol’, or maybe ‘addiction’. Am I right?
I think I have a better A for you.
‘A is for Agency’
This such a powerful word, I love it! And do you know why?
Because no one ever made a conscious change without it.
It’s like a magic key.
I didn’t have it for years when it came to alcohol. I mean years…
I carried a secret drink problem around with me for decades.
I upset people I loved by drinking one too many and saying things that I didn’t mean the next day, and couldn’t remember saying, and worse still I even convinced myself that this was all OK, and a small price to pay for the delights of alcohol!
Delights?! Yes, that’s what I thought. I had gotten so used to drinking that I thought it was part of my life, and even part of who I was. Alcohol had become linked to my identity. Alcohol addiction does that.
You have to admit, that’s pretty clever of a drug to do that…actually link itself to me so I thought I wouldn’t be ‘me’ without it.
The crazy truth is that I wasn’t me with it!
I wasn’t authentic…I wasn’t living my values, and I woke up feeling miserable and full of shame at least once a week.
Now I don’t…I wake up feeling great! And why?
Only one thing has changed…
I got myself a healthy dose of AGENCY.
Agency is what gets you up off the sofa, and makes you question the status quo…agency decides it time to act, and agency decides it’s time to do something else.
The great thing about Agency is that it doesn’t need to know HOW to do something, that comes later.
Agency doesn’t need even to be confident that you can do it…again that comes later.
Agency just needs to decide that one way or another change is happening.
If you like the sound of my approach I look forward to working with you.
If you’d rather go it alone, you can. Go grab yourself a large dose of agency.
Either way, this is where your journey away from alcohol and addiction begins. A drink problem is not a nice problem to have, and so to begin to solve the problem first decide that you will.
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