Success is something that we all crave and strive towards. When you are working toward a goal, it’s easy to see the people who have already achieved it and become successful. We all know people who have ‘moved on’ from smoking weed and appear to be doing well.
But that’s not the whole story. Often, that success we see is misleading. It’s the visible part of a much larger journey. We see the success, but we don’t see the work that caused the success.
The Bottom of My Iceberg
When I started my marijuana addiction blog nearly 10 years ago, I was not in a good place in my life. I was living alone. I knew almost no one and was smoking my brains out. Anything to get by and numb the pain and boredom.
I knew deep in my heart that I had to change what I was doing. I knew there was more to life that smoking weed everyday and the constant guilt, paranoia and anxiety that went with it. I didn’t like the fact that I was stoned and couldn’t look people in the eye because they would see how red they were.
Commitment and Motivation
I started the marijuana addiction blog to keep me on track and dedicated. I figured if I wrote out all of my thoughts and reviewed them, I would be able to track my progress. It definitely helps – we’ve got a journal area in the Members Area for you too.
A key ingredient beating your marijuana addiction is the dedication and determination to quit, no matter what!
When you hit that commitment and in the zone you feel it:
- You feel it physically.
- You feel it mentally.
- You feel it spiritually.
- You are aligned with quitting.
Go ahead and say this (out loud is great). Writing it is even better.
- My body feels physically committed to quitting weed
- My mind feels completely committed to quitting weed
- I feel spiritually committed to quitting weed
Discipline and Habits
8 years ago, I didn’t have a real plan when I stopped smoking weed. No one was talking about marijuana addiction. I tried a lot of things and kept the ones that worked. What saved me was my discipline to quit weed and the habits I created after I quit. Discipline and habits helped me to dig myself out of despair and start to live the life that I wanted to.
Motivation ebbs and flows. It’s hard work and good habits that keep you from smoking weed when you are having a rough day or some of your triggers appear in your life. The 30 Day action plan will teach you powerful techniques for dealing with triggers that make life so much easier, but you still have to apply them. You also get habit reminders to push you along the path of quitting. You can sign up for it here.
Quitting Weed is a Skill
The people who actually quit weed have a few things in common. They have the dedication and desire, they put in the hard work, and they don’t give up along the way.
Quitting weed is a skill you can learn. But you aren’t going to learn it in a day and become an expert overnight. It takes persistence, sacrifice and sometimes failure to learn how to say no to weed in your life.
Take a few moments to review the video of that iceberg rolling over. There’s a lot below the surface that you didn’t see. If you are considering quitting, or you have tried before, think about the bottom of the iceberg.
The 30 Day Action plan is focused on the bottom of the iceberg, helping you through the things that most people don’t see so. This is the base that allows success to appear and shine through. You’ve got to have your feet planted firmly on the ground to have your head in the clouds 🙂