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Decoding Transformation: Contrary Action Is The Engine of Evolution

By July 13, 2023No Comments
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Episode #767



Change isn’t for those who need it. It’s for those who want it.

One of the first questions I was asked when I found myself in a treatment center for alcoholism was: do you want to change?

Most sane individuals in my circumstances would respond of course I do. But only a mentally deranged addict like myself would need to pause before answering to consider the options. Luckily, I opted for transformation. Many do not. For some reason, I was blessed with the willingness to survive and pain so severe it eclipsed the very real fear I held about changing every facet of who I was as a person to get and stay sober.

While in many ways pain makes the process of change easier, the truth is you don’t have to hit rock bottom to make a transformation. Change is always within your grasp if you can summon the willingness to ask for it—and most importantly, receive it.

“No matter how lost, how confused, how alone, or how desperate you may feel, there is always hope.”


Today I venture out of my comfort zone once again to explore some thoughts on transformation in monologue format—sharing intimate details from my own personal story of addiction and lessons learned within the walls of rehab—in a podcast experiment I hope provides value.

Transformation demands a price—accountability, courage, vulnerability, and the willpower to take contrary actions to those you’ve taken historically. But the outcome? Greater self-actualization, more meaning, purpose, authenticity, and a life beyond your wildest imagination.

You can find this episode streaming wild and free on Apple PodcastsSpotify, and YouTube.

No matter what you’re going through, remember that you have the power to transform your life. And you don’t have to do it alone.


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