Taking Action to Beat Addiction | 5 Inspirational Quotes

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We can dream about a life without addiction all day long. We can imagine a new beginning—a new chance at finding meaning and purpose. We can visualize how being happy and healthy will make a difference in our lives and in the world around us.

And all of that is absolutely important. Dreaming, visualizing, imagining—good things for sure.

But without action that’s where they will stay.

If you truly want any change in your life, there must be action.

For people in recovery and people considering recovery, this is a massive lesson. If you don’t take action on the dream of being free from addiction, nothing will change.

It’s time to do something. Take a step. Move forward. You don’t have to conquer the mountain of recovery today, all you have to do is make a single move. Here are 5 quotes to help you get started.


1. You are what you do, not what you say you’ll do.
C.G. Jung


2. If nothing changes, nothing changes.
Courtney C. Stevens


3. The difference between who you are and who you want to be, is what you do.
Bill Phillips


4. A little less conversation a little more action.
(Actually written by Mac Davis, Billy Strange)


5. Soon is not as good as now.
Seth Godin

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