This is a special Memorial Day weekend for me. 5 years ago, I embarked on an exciting new journey. Though I had never owned a computer and was almost 100% computer illiterate, I decided to start blogging on opioid addiction recovery.
I had no clue how to build a website…
No clue how to create a blog…
No clue how to publish a blog post…
And it was such a massive undertaking that I almost didn’t get started.
But I’m sure glad I did because now we’ve reached the 5 year anniversary since the birth of OpiateAddictionSupport.com!
If I had never broken through my fears about learning to use a computer and learning new skills, this website would not exist.
And that means it wouldn’t have the following resources:
- Over 300 free articles
- Over 40 free videos
- 2 free online courses
- Free email tips newsletter
- Premium course Ultimate Opiate Detox 4.0
- Ultimate Opiate Recovery Coaching Program
- Extensive Resources page
- And much more!
The first several months I was blogging, there was almost no one reading my articles.
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The Sound of Crickets
I was working very hard to create a superabundance of detailed articles on opioid addiction recovery, and it grew more and more discouraging that my traffic was so low…
Despite months of effort.
To spend 30-40 hours a week researching and writing and not have more than 1-2 people per week reading them was disheartening.
But I never gave up.
I continued doing what needed to be done.
And eventually, things began to take off.
Within 6 months of beginning to blog, this website now had hundreds of weekly visitors!
That was exciting because it was around that time that people started to leave comments on how helpful the articles were.
This positive reinforcement and feedback were the catalyst that helped me become even more motivated and passionate about writing lots of articles on opioid addiction recovery.
Within a year after starting, this website started to see tens of thousands of monthly visitors!
And my life has never been the same again.
Results in the Last 5 Years
For 5 years now, I’ve dedicated my life to providing free content as well as premium products and services all aimed at helping people overcome opioid dependence.
The results have been truly remarkable.
There are now over 8,000 comments on over 300 articles.
Over 1,000 students in my premium course Ultimate Opiate Detox 4.0.
Over 40,000 individuals have signed up for the email newsletter.
The YouTube channel just reached 9,000 subscribers and is on track to have 10,000 subscribers in a month or less.
We’ve received over 30,000 emails and comments from followers of Opiate Addiction Support, and the vast majority have been very positive, with only a very small percentage being negative feedback.
All Success is Outside Your Comfort Zone
The point I’m trying to make with this article is that none of these extraordinary results would’ve been achieved had I not gotten and stayed outside of my “Comfort Zone.”
As human beings, we are biologically wired to avoid uncomfortable or painful situations.
And we are also wired to seek pleasure and comfort.
To achieve a worthwhile goal (such as quitting opioids for good) we need to get outside of our comfort zone and lean into the discomfort.
We have to be willing to pay the price now to achieve the goal later.
Using Delayed Gratification
It’s a matter of switching off our need for instant gratification, and instead using a concept called delayed gratification.
Delayed gratification is doing the hard things now to reap the benefits down the line.
That’s how I quit opioids for good almost 8 years ago.
That’s how I launched and grew this website and company over the last 5 years.
And that’s how I continue to grow and evolve as a person.
Anything is Possible
If you’re willing to embrace the process of getting out of your comfort zone, anything is possible.
You can quit opioids for good, achieve financial independence, get into peak physical and mental health, and create the life of your dreams.
Thanks for reading this article and helping me celebrate the 5-year anniversary of OpiateAddictionSupport.com.
I’m thankful to have you as a website visitor, and I wish you all the best on your journey called Life.