Sometimes we do things, not because we are so good at them, but because we WANT to get good at them, and because they matter to us.[caption id="attachment_3487" align="alignright" width="233"] Sometimes we do things, not because we are so good at them, but because we WANT to get good at them, and because they matter to us.[/caption]

As we wave goodbye to another year and welcome in a new one, I wanted to share with you the inspiring message from December's edition of "Good News for Eating Disorders Recovery".

You ARE Good at Recovery


Recently I got a message from a Facebook friend.

She asked a question I have heard all too often over the years - "What if I am just NO GOOD at recovery?"

The implication was clear. What if she simply wasn't made of the right stuff to pull this "recovery" thing off? What if she tried .... and failed?

I spent years thinking this way, worrying myself sick that I was no good at recovery, that I would never ever recover, that everyone would laugh at me for even trying (or already was).

But then I recovered.

You see, this is just how it works. We don't do these things because we are so good at them. We do them because they contain lessons we want and need to learn, and because they are worth doing.

Something deep within us - something far beneath the surface of our mind, has so much humility and says, "Well, I've never done this before and I will probably suck at it, but so what. I want my life to count for something and recovery matters, so I am going to suck at it and suck at it until I figure out how to do it and then I am going to ROCK."

You ARE good at recovery. You CAN do this. You ARE doing this, each and every day, and you are doing it the same exact way we all do it - one halting, difficult but so worthwhile lesson at a time.

Bravo! And Happy New Year, my recovery rockstar friend!

With great respect and love,

Shannon

p.s. To read the full edition of "Good News", click HERE

 


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    Last reviewed: 9 Nov 2012

APA Reference
Cutts, S. (2012). You ARE Good at Recovery. Psych Central. Retrieved on November 27, 2014, from http://blogs.psychcentral.com/mentoring-recovery/2012/12/you-are-good-at-recovery/

 

 

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