• Stefan Neff

The Courage To Be Sober Chapter 16

All Talk No Action

I was one of those people who talked out of the side of their mouths. I could never make things happen in my life. Why was that the case in my life? Well, I was a talker, not a doer of sorts. I put off doing the hard parts of life all the while saying I do this I do that but never do anything that I said.


I only wanted to do the easy things in life that severed my temporary happiness, never the

long-lasting things that really made sense. I would always fall short of the goals and dreams that I wanted. This is where it was a crucial part of my sobriety today, I made a subconscious decision to stop drinking and smoking. I create a commitment, to myself not to other people about what I want.


I looked inwards instead of what the outside world was doing. If I wanted to stop drinking I would need a game plan to make this a reality, so what was my game plan? Well, I stopped making excuses for myself because no one cared whether I did the things I said or I was going to do except me.


I made a list of objectives that would make me happy every day and did them no matter what if I didn’t want to or not. I put my mind in a place where I could just do it as Nike says JUST DO IT!!


I knew that my goal of sobriety was the most important mission that was in front of me. Like I said in the last chapter I never wanted to give up on what I wanted in life. This was one of the biggest goals that I knew I wanted to achieve in life. Now after more than two years sober I can say with total pleasure I have just started a new way of thinking about life. I would never

have imagined myself writing this book three years ago. I would have given up two weeks into it, making excuse after excuse why I couldn't do it.


I write this book not only for my goal-setting process but to help others on the way toward what they want in life. I knew along the way that it takes commitment to achieve what we want. Yes, we can have dreams but if we only stay in that dreamscape mindset I would never have hit my two-year goal of sobriety.


Now I have made a new goal of two more years to become the man I was meant to be without the use of alcohol or drugs. I would like to ask you, what is the game plan that you will set yourself up for success towards your sobriety in the next two years. I truly believe we all have the right to do what we want in life so what do you want in your life that will make you happy.


Remember one baby step at a time or small goals per day to create the life of your dreams. I have many more goals to hit myself, for example, my health and my weight. My goal is to write one book per year for the next ten years. That means I will have eleven books before my sixtieth birthday.


What Are My Steps To Achieve This Goal

1. Write a chapter each day

2. Talk to people for more content

3. Read someone else book each day for inspiration

4. Take a course on self-development each year

5. Take action every single day

6. Go for a walk for health

7. Live to my highest potential every single day

8. Write down my five biggest goals each day

9. Do my meditation each day for clear clarity



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