A lot of the guys struggling with porn addiction are afraid to reach out and get help. It's totally understandable – this is a personal subject and the idea of having someone involved in these parts of your life is scary. However, most men who want help in this area would leap if the right opportunity presented itself. This article explores how to find these opportunities.
1) Trust Is Everything – You must trust the people you work with, period. If you don't, you are wasting your time. Don't engage in a process because it's the right thing to do or because you were nagged to do it. You must trust the people you're working with, otherwise you will not make the necessary changes in your life to experience full freedom. Listen to their podcast, read their blogs or books, join their mailing list, follow them on social. See if you can identify/relate with them.
2) Don't Use The Consistency Excuse – A lot of guys fear being part of a program that requires regular calls, videos, etc. "I have a hard time with consistency" they will usually say. No you don't – if that were true, you wouldn't have an addiction. You have it in you to be consistent, you just need to find the right system.
3) Look For A Track Record – Make sure that there is evidence the system works. This one is straightforward, but very important to factor into your considerations. We tend to check the reviews for restaurants before booking because we know if others had a good experience, there's a higher probability that we will too. Same concept applies here.
4) A Set Mind Is More Important Than A Mindset – So many people will tell you 'mindset is everything.' I disagree. In fact, Proverbs 16:3 says commit your works to the Lord and your thoughts will be established. We must make up our minds that we are going to engage in the recovery journey first, then our mindset starts to matter. Once you find a system that you trust and has a track record, make up your mind that you're going to do this with all your heart, soul, mind and strength, and go full speed ahead.
The earliest stages are the hardest, but once you are in momentum, incredible things begin to happen. Don't wait for 100% peace/confidence, aim for 80%. Once you reach that point, the rest will take care of itself as you take massive action.
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