Fight Like Your Life Depends Upon It

Fight Like Your Life Depends Upon It

Fight like your life depends on it. Many times people give up when they are almost there. Sometimes, it’s that last mile, those last few steps that take the most courage and strength. It is often said it is the first step that is the hardest, sometimes it’s the last. You can see the light, you’re almost there but you can’t muster up the energy to walk those last few steps….this is when you have to fight. Your backpack didn’t feel this heavy at the beginning of the trip, not nearly as heavy as it feels near the end. Sometimes the journey is long and the load is heavy but you can make it. I’ve seen many people maintain sobriety for long periods of time and still fall…..they felt discouraged, ashamed, overwhelmed. Relapse can hasten your descent but it can also be a reminder of that load you no longer want to carry…..that place you left to which you don’t want to return. It is then, at that lowest point that you must fight as your life depends upon it. It is then you must summon up every ounce of strength and walk forward. When the chips are down, when the odds seem stacked, this is when you press on. This is when you get up and fight. Like your life depends upon it…..it does!   

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