I listened to Steve Harvey's success journey on youtube again the other day, he talks about Jeremiah 29:11. He said, "you have not, because you've asked not". In order to receive things from God, you first have to ask God, and when you do, ask BIG. Steve also talked about how successful people have dreams and goals and how hard it's going to be. It's hard being successful, but life, in general, is hard so you might as well be successful right? One thing I did while in treatment last was, wrote a list. My therapist told me to bring her five things I wanted in my life, I wrote down the five things.
1. Start a recovery podcast
2. Have a career in recovery
3. Successfully complete probation
4. Find a real relationship and start a family (more long term)
5. Complete Recovery Coach Training
I actually pulled out that list last October while speaking with Chris (Goss) and it was then that it hit me, I had completed 3 of the 5. The look on his face when I told him I thought I had it in my wallet, then pulled it out and read it to him was a look of hope. I soon completed probation, and now have met a woman worthy of my love and who I want to start a family with.
I must admit now, that as much as I dream I haven't made a new list. It's been a little over a year since I wrote the first list and a few months from completing it. I proudly share with you now the new list of things I want in the next year. Some call this a vision board and some just call it a list. "Want to kill a big dream, tell it to a small-minded person" -Steve Harvey
1. Book 217 Recovery at the Kalamazoo State Theater for a speaking/entertainment event
2. Start a weekly show that radio stations across the country can play each week for free
3. Have 217 Recovery become a NEMT company and help people get to and from meetings
4. Be a father/Become a husband (Engaged)
5. Be under 200lbs
I could keep going but, I'll just start with those five and in the next year I will cross all of them off! God is great, I know what he can do for me, and for that, I'm eternally grateful!