Are Your Failures Really Setbacks or are They Breakthroughs?

Are Your Failures Really Setbacks or are They Breakthroughs?

There comes a time in everyone’s life where something adverse happens that questions their purpose in life. Whether you are going through a breakup, a death, or a relapse, when these situations occur, there is typically a breaking point to make a change or learn a life lesson. During these hardships, you must decide whether you are experiencing a setback or encountering a life-changing breakthrough. Regardless of how you view the outcome, enduring failure is not the end of the world. Here are some reasons why your failures can positively impact your life and your sobriety.

You can gauge your strength more accurately.

If you never put yourself out there to succeed, or even to fail, you will never see the full potential of your strength. Overcoming the things that you thought you would never achieve rather than only sticking to what you know is what truly shows your perseverance. This also relates to how you stay sober. If you keep pushing through, even when times get rough, you will come out the other side stronger than you could ever imagine.

You can discover what you need to learn.

There is always a lesson to learn from everything that you do if you are willing to look for the directive. The best part of recovery is being able to discern what changes need to take place to become the very best version of yourself. You will not be able to go back and change the beginning, but by learning what is next, you can certainly change whatever you put effort into starting from this very moment.  

You can use your failure for someone’s redemption.

Helping someone go through what you have already been through is admirable. Putting aside your feelings of failure to help someone to become restored in your kindness as well as in their own strength and their discovery gives them a better chance to also stay sober. The road to redemption is beautiful and if you can be part of someone else’s journey, you are paving the foundation in your own recovery to stay sober for the long haul.

You should look at failures as the potential to a breakthrough in the longevity of recovery. What happens when you are working your program is that your thinking begins to change and instead of thinking that you are a failure, you can believe that you are gaining the wisdom of knowing the difference. 

Offering a full range of recovery and mental health services, Detox Center of Colorado offers “Expanded Recovery” to enrich our clients’ lives in mind, body, and spirit. Through evidence-based therapy options and the endless adventure of Colorado, Detox Center of Colorado fosters connection, encouraging clients to get connected to themselves, their peers, their families, and their higher power. With the power of recovery, clients are restored to full health and experience life-changing healing. Call us today for more information: 303-536-5463

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