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In my experience, I have found that when I write down five goals for the coming year, they usually happen.

The reason for this is that what we put into our subconscious mind, as a desire and as an important goal, will happen.  Our sub-conscious minds are very powerful, and they are also very susceptible to suggestion, and to taking our desires and making them happen.

However, we have to make a deliberate and focused connection with our subconscious mind using the technique listed below.

I have experimented with this exercise for several years and it works!

This year, one of my goals is to increase the sales of my book and to make a real impact on people’s lives and their recovery from chemical dependency.

Here is the technique:  Write down your five goals for the coming year on a piece of paper and save it in a safe place.  Every night, before you go to sleep, take out the list of goals and repeat them to yourself out loud.

Of course, please understand that we have to do the work to accomplish the goal, but we now have the power of our subconscious mind to motivate us and give us faith.

For every goal, list five steps or work tasks needed to make that goal happen.

As you complete each of the work tasks, check them off and then read your original list of goals.  This will reinforce your commitment and give you encouragement to press on to accomplishing your goals.

You will have success with this technique, if you follow the instructions.

Once you have success and some confidence, then continue to harness your sub-conscious mind to attain your goals and have fun as you create your best life.

 

About The Author

Robert J. Allison lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota with his wife Rochelle Allison. Robert survived a 28-year battle with chemical dependency, including 13 chemical dependency treatment centers and homelessness. He surrendered his life to Jesus Christ and began his new life of faith and contented sobriety. Robert has been blessed with 18 years of sobriety and with his new freedom he now is helping other addicts to find peace, faith and the priceless gift of sobriety.

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Sometimes trusting God and having faith is like being on a train and seeing that the

train tracks stop right at the edge of a high cliff, and it looks like certain death if you

continue down this new path.

That’s how getting sober was for me.  That’s what getting married was like for me.

That’s what writing my first book was like for me.  

That’s what the funeral for my parents was like for me.

That’s what my first public speaking engagement was like for me.

That’s how I feel whenever I take the risk and the chance of sharing the dark side

of my using days.

That’s how I feel when I go out and share the story of my homelessness, addiction, my 13

treatment centers, my manic depression and all of my pain, grief, horror and 

fear when I was homeless on the streets.  Any time that I make myself vulnerable

in order to help another addict, I am taking a risk and standing on that cliff.

 

Whether we know it, or accept it or not, every one of us is at a crossroads right now.

It could be a relational, spiritual, emotional, mental, physical or a career crossroads.

We can choose the safe path, the path that our family, or our employer, or our friends

have “chosen” for us, or we can follow our hearts and listen to that small still voice

inside of us, which is God speaking to us, and then we can really live.

God wants us to depend upon him and to invite Him into every area of our lives,

because He lives inside of us.

 

For ten years, I worked as a sales person for a company.  I made a lot of money, but the

company and its management changed, and became dishonest and greedy.  They began to

treat their employees like slaves.  One day, I picked up my stuffed animal off of my cubicle,

walked out the door, and I have never looked back.  It was that same still small voice of God

that was encouraging me to leave the company for many months, until I saw the light and

began feeling what that company was doing to my soul.  I listened to God and I am happy

that I did!

 

Two years ago, I was driving cross country on a 3000 mile journey out West, to clear my

head, when Jesus spoke to me again, commanding me to write my book.  I could have

obeyed that command, or I could have ignored it.  I chose to write the book.

One year later, the book was published and I am telling the story of how 18 years ago,

Jesus brought me up out of the hell of homelessness to an abundant life today.  

Jesus has blessed me with 18 years of sobriety, a wonderful wife, two West Highland

Terrier dogs and a house in a quiet and safe neighborhood.

Jesus has saved my life and made me a miracle.  Today, I am most motivated when I can

help save the life of another addict.

 

Right now I am at another crossroads.  

My published book called, “Saved By The Prince Of Peace– Dungeon To Sky” is at a

crossroads.  Should I continue to spend money to promote the book, and to get it in

the hands of as many addicts and their families as possible, or do I let the book die?

I have made a leap of faith to spend more money to hire a public relations company and

a social media marketing company, to move the book forward.

I have asked Jesus to help me with the book, and I believe He will help me, because the

book is about Him!  I was standing at the cliff asking myself, “do I really want to spend

so much of my savings on making this book successful?  

I have decided to move forward with the book and to make the investment.

 

All of us are at a crossroads, do I go this way, or do I go that way?

How do we decide?  My suggestion, is to go to Jesus and lay the problem at His feet, ask

Him to help you, and trust him to work out the solution.  We are responsible for the effort

and the foot work.  We focus on doing the next right thing, and the results we leave up to God.

I pray that you will invest in yourself, love yourself and help to give other addicts the

priceless gift of sobriety and peace.

Jesus loves us so much.  He is waiting for us to come to Him!

 

 

 

About The Author

Robert J. Allison lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota with his wife Rochelle Allison. Robert survived a 28-year battle with chemical dependency, including 13 chemical dependency treatment centers and homelessness. He surrendered his life to Jesus Christ and began his new life of faith and contented sobriety. Robert has been blessed with 18 years of sobriety and with his new freedom he now is helping other addicts to find peace, faith and the priceless gift of sobriety.

 

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GOD’S LOVE:

When you really think about the truth of God’s love, it is revolutionary.

I learned from my own experience with the disease of addiction, that

my actions while using drugs, my sin, did in fact separate me from God,

but God never left me, He was always there waiting for me to

surrender to Him and to ask Him for His help.

 

Jesus was always pursuing me down the dangerous pathways of addiction, loving me like a lost sheep.  Jesus’s  gave up his life

and endured torture and death on the Cross so that  our sins could be forgiven.  Jesus sacrificed everything for us even while

we were still sinners.  Jesus took onto his shoulders  every sin that was ever committed and every sin to be committed in the future,

and they were nailed to the Cross with Him.   Jesus defeated death by His resurrection and He bought each one of us the precious gift

of forgiveness and eternal life.  

 

“There is no greater love than when a person gives up his life for the people he loves.

The only way for us to be reconciled to God was for His son Jesus to die for us and then rise again,  just as we will be resurrected on the last day.

Jesus took away the penalty for our sin, so that our sin would no longer be a barrier to us  having a relationship with Jesus.

Jesus’s love is so powerful that it gives us forgiveness and eternal life.  Without Jesus’s love, we would never see Heaven.

The really great part is that we do not have to earn our way to Heaven, but rather salvation is a free gift to us.

All we have to do is say “Yes, Jesus, please come into my heart and be my savior.”  This is why Jesus’ love is so powerful.

About The Author

Robert J. Allison lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota with his wife Rochelle Allison. Robert survived a 28-year battle with chemical dependency, including 13 chemical dependency treatment centers and homelessness. He surrendered his life to Jesus Christ and began his new life of faith and contented sobriety. Robert has been blessed with 18 years of sobriety and with his new freedom he now is helping other addicts to find peace, faith and the priceless gift of sobriety.