“I’m addicted!” she said.
“But didn’t you just tell me you’ve been clean for 15 years?” I asked.
“I have been,” she said.
“So what are you addicted to?” I asked.
“To doing what I shouldn’t be doing, even though I know better,” she said. “I’m addicted to doing it the wrong way, because it’s easier and safer, and just the way I’ve always done it. I’m addicted to letting my negativity and anger and fear get the best of me every day. And honestly, that’s just scratching the surface of it. But the scariest part of it all is that I know dozens of other people who are just like me in this regard. We’re all addicts and we don’t even acknowledge it!”
Those are lines right out of a live chat session I had this morning with a coaching client and student of ours. I’m sharing this with you (with permission) because nothing could be closer to the truth.