“The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It’s as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer.”
-Nolan Bushnell

You have to be honest with yourself that alcohol many times interfered with ‘motivation or lack there of’. With that in mind take the time today to take an honest look at your progress. Are there areas that that need a little more attention or are areas getting more attention since your break from alcohol?

Reviewing My Progress

Using a scale of 1-10 (1 is effort is lacking and 10 is very good), evaluate yourself on the following areas of growth.

Question Score
How well are you doing with taking daily time for yourself to read, pray, and reflect upon goals? ____
How are you doing with completing academic work and remaining abstinent? ____
How well are you doing with finding activities and using your support system? ____
How honest are you in your commitment? ____
Are you valuing your life enough that you truly want to stop permanently or at least temporarily? ____
Are you willing to go to any length to stick to your commitment? ____
Do you have a plan to handle trigger events and situations? ____
How well are you doing with handling the cravings in your surrounding environment? ____

If you are struggling in any of these areas examine if it is something you can improve yourself. If you need assistance contact support persons such as a friend, your, rector, parent, the University Counseling Center or McDonald Center for Student Well-Being, a non-using peer, or a self-help meeting. Make sure you are talking about your struggles. Talk with someone who will keep things confidential and support your decision.