People going through rehab for alcohol addiction or any other addiction need to pay close attention to those with which they have relationships. Many recovering addicts find themselves in a position of starting over relationally to separate themselves from the ties of addiction. There are, of course, some people like family who are with you for life.
Relationships Impact Alcohol Recovery
Relationships impact our thinking, self-esteem, and the decisions we make for good or bad. As the motivational speaker, Jim Rohn put it, “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” This idea relates to the law of averages, a theory that the result of any given situation will be the average of all outcomes. Whether you like it or not, those closest to us influence us making it counterproductive to continue relationships with anyone who fuels an addiction.
“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” ~ Jim Rohn
It’s common to underestimate the importance of the people you let into your life. The people you associate with matter greatly. You need people in your life who will challenge you and help you improve, thereby raising you to the group’s average.
Spend time to think about who you want to become and the life you want. Surround yourself with people who can help you achieve your goals.
You will evolve into someone new.
Your old habits will change.
Your addictions will be broken.
Finding it difficult to connect with people on the level to which you’d like to aspire? Consider alternative connections in addition to in-person relationships. Technology makes it easy to connect with renown influencers like Tony Robbins, Jim Rohn, Zig Ziglar, Deepak Chopra and thousands more. Many like Jim Rohn and Zig Ziglar have passed on, but are still here influencing us through books, audio, and video.
Let the power of the law of averages improve your life.