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We often feel motivated after inspiring experiences—finishing a good book, hearing a rousing speech, taking part in service, having a great therapy session, etc.  However, at times these feelings fade and we often return to old mindsets and habits.  So how do we find the motivation to keep working towards our goals?

Deep inside each of us we have strength, power, and potential waiting to be discovered.  Whispers of “you are not enough,” “you can’t,” and “why try when you’ve failed before?” plague many of us, but they are lies.  Who says that if you haven’t yet achieved something it is no longer a possibility?  What if failing to reach a goal is not failure at all?

It’s time to find the other voice—the one that says you are capable, powerful, special, enough, and that you can!  This is the time to reach your goals and live with a full recovery in mind.

“The time will pass anyway; you can either spend it creating the life you want or spend it living the life you don’t want.  The choice is yours.” – Unknown

“Recovery takes strength, courage, and resiliency—all of which we have inside.” –Debbie Corso