Never Quit In Recovery
Recovery can be a long road, keep fighting until you reach the finish line
What I love about the Navy seals is that they are trained to never quit or give up. During their training they are pushed to their emotional, physical and mental limits, so that they can be strengthened for service and battle. There is something every Navy seal goes through in their training and its called hell week. During this 5 days of hell week, they are given little food and water, and most of their exercises are done in the cold water. The whole 5 days they are given little to no sleep, which pushes their minds and bodies to their limits.
In the middle of their camp is a bell they can ring at any time to quit. When they ring this bell, it tells everyone they are done. They are then able to get a hot bath, food, a nice warm bed and a first class ride home. When they ring this bell, they are never able to come back. During hell week, two- thirds of the people drop out. It's sad I know, but this week is designed to separate the weak from the strong. Being a Navy seal is no small matter, they are special forces that have top secret operations that keep our nation safe. Most of what they do will never be talked about or end up on the evening news. But they are all America’s heroes. Silent warriors that fight for our freedom everyday.
During battle they are often faced with impossible situations and go into battlegrounds where death is always a possibility. So if they want to quit in the middle of an operation, then they will be putting millions of lives in jeopardy. This is why their training is so hard because only a few will ever become Navy seals and see the battlefield.
In life we are like these Navy seals. We may not have top secret operations or join the armed forces. But we are often faced with trials that have a bell in the middle of them, the bell that we can ring to quit. It may be in recovery, maybe it gets too hard, so we want to ring that bell to quit. It may be in a friendship, family trials, school, or a job. Maybe things get so hard, that we want to ring that bell and give up. When we ring that bell, we surrender our right to victory, and we accept defeat. We walk away, and will never get the chance to experience what victory will taste like because we didn't endure until the end.
What we can do in order to guarantee victory is remove that bell from those situations, and not allow quitting to be an option. When we do this, we will look at the dawn and run towards it until we touch the light and taste victory. We will keep running in this race called life until we reach the finish line. And never give up on people, relationships, family, and recovery. Live to conquer and surrender defeat.
Christina is passionate about restoring value, purpose, identity and beauty to the young women of this generation. Follow- @beauty_hasnosize