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 "The magic you're looking for is in the work you're avoiding."  Let these words ignite a fire within you today!  Often, we seek the extraordinary, the miraculous, without realizing that the true enchantment lies in the steps we hesitate to take, the challenges we shy away from. Every obstacle, every task we postpone, holds within it the potential to unlock something truly extraordinary within ourselves.

"One reason people resist change is because they focus on what they have to give up instead of what they have to gain."

So, let's shift our perspective! Instead of avoiding the work, let's dive into the work with courage and determination instead of avoiding it. Let's embrace the process, knowing that with each step, we are not just inching closer to our recovery, awakening, healing, and goals but also discovering the immense power and magic that resides within us.

Remember, greatness isn't found in the comfort zone; it's forged in the fires of perseverance and dedication. Today, let's embrace the journey wholeheartedly, knowing that the magic we seek is already within us, waiting to be unleashed through our actions.

Evolution designed our fearful brains to protect us from difficult, uncomfortable, frightening, stressful situations, and change is exactly that. It's the real reason motivation never arrives for so many. Change frequently only happens for most people when the pain of staying the same is greater than the pain of change.

Waiting has killed many people with addictions because they die before they feel motivated to change. Some were my friends. Waiting is merely another false belief, another excuse to avoid responsibility.

Today, whenever I feel uncomfortable, I feel excited. Even though change is difficult and frustrating, and I might fail, I know it's the only way to become the best version of myself. We must take a leap of faith and do it!

Get comfortable with being uncomfortable. It will prepare you to handle any situation, but don't try and do it alone.

"It's not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the person who is in the arena. Whose face is marred with dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly ... who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly ..." ~ Theodore Roosevelt

There were years when nothing seemed to change, even though I was working my ass off. Then, there were times when remarkable changes happened all at once.

By doing the work, putting one foot in front of the other, our whole system reintegrates, reconnects, heals, and reassembles within our mind, body, and spirit. When we feel challenged, remember that there is usually a breakdown before every breakthrough. Don't give up! Tomorrow could be the day all your hard work comes together, and BAM, the desire is gone, and your dream finally becomes a reality.


Paul Noiles

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