Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team
The Lounge  | Champions  | The Wire |  Schedule |  Audio  |  Arcade  |  The Top Ten  |  Historical  |  Email  |  Video

Why Do We Need Our Addictions?


If money is considered to be the root of all evil, then whatwould we classify as our addictions?

The psychology of the human mind is ultra complex whencompared to any other species on earth, so why does it loveto tangle itself up in a destructive mode? Once more, whywould it seemingly feel right to be in this place in life?

Let's drill down and put addictions in a separate folder. Psychological addictions are much more prevalent thenphysical ones; however, people can have both. Whensomeone is psychologically addicted, they are obsessedwith doing, having, and the idea of a specific concept swirlswithin.

If one is physically addicted, the actual body craves, but themind can easily be trained that it also must "have it" inorder to function properly.

Two main reasons behind the psychology of addictions arefairly simplistic human emotions that we all have. Selfworth and security are the primary root reasons for ourpropensity to become addicted.

Example: An invitation lands inside your mailbox and manypeople that you know and don't know are going to bethere. Feeling unsecure about your abilities, you summonup the courage to consume three or four drinks to take offthe edge and loosen yourself before the event takes place.

This concept seems to work and now you don't just do itfor regular functions, you begin to use it as a crutch morefrequently. Your workplace may be the next testing groundor worst, at home.

Another example is when women seek out the same type ofman as a patterned behavior because they feel withinthemselves that they simply do not deserve better. This selfworth can manifest itself into many variations of anaddictive personality or patterned behavior.

What would happen if we completely abolished all of ouraddictions, whether big or small, serious or not? Would webe forfeiting a part of our very fiber, the weave that keepsus together?

Not only can the mind play tricks on itself and make itbelieve that it needs something, but it can also become lucidand understand that it can stand alone without theassistance of external stimuli to artificially boost its worthor security.

Obviously, the latter is where we would all love to be,however, no one can break obsessive patterns unless theyare understood, acknowledged, and then taken apartmethodically.

This must come from within the person!

Analyzing your own behaviors from dusk to dawn andunderstanding that every action and decision has an endresult of good or bad consequences, can prompt the 'ball tosuddenly move forward.'

If denial skews logic even after acknowledging thatnegatives come out of specific actions, then additionalintrospection should be indicated or an external interventionemployed.

If you let your security and self worth derive from yourpast, then your past will always haunt you. However, if thepast is treated like it should be, as a way of understandingourselves better through lessons learned, then your futurecan be today and beyond without the crutches.

Many of us carry around demons from the past and holdthem as close to our hearts as anything else. They, insome way, fulfill what we think we are worth.

The truth is, everyone is literally invaluable, there is noprice that could ever be placed upon you. Living pure,clean, and free of addictions is extremely attainable,although, analyzing and understanding yourself first....is theonly way it can be done.

Strive to accomplish that daily, and you are on your way toa much more loving, happier, and content future then youcould ever imagine.

--by Brian Maloney-ValuePrep.comWant to improve your personal values?Get high-quality relationship advicefrom a 'Logical' standpoint. Visit ValuePrep - Relationship Advice

**Attn Ezine editors / Site Owners**Feel free to reprint this article in its entirety in your ezine or on your website as long as you leave all links in place, do not modify the content and include our resource box as listed above.

Brian Maloney is an online writer & site owner of ValuePrep helping others understand their personal values and morals more effectively.


MORE RESOURCES:

Corvallis Gazette Times

GameDay: Motivation not problem for Oregon State
Corvallis Gazette Times
A mention of last year's game result should do the trick when it comes to motivation. The Huskies embarrassed OSU in front of the Beavers' own fans at Corvallis with a 69-27 rout. “I just asked them how much they remembered about that game at the end ...

and more »


blogs.hbr.org (blog)

How to Motivate Yourself When Your Boss Doesn't
blogs.hbr.org (blog)
Let's face it: some bosses are not inspiring. They don't motivate us to perform at our best — let alone improve our skills. What should you do if your boss is too hands-off, ambivalent, or downright demotivating? How can you keep your engagement up ...



Zee News

Fernando Alonso anger at Ferrari `lack of motivation` blast
Zee News
Mattiacci had told reporters at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix that Ferrari had chosen to sign four-time champion Sebastian Vettel, who replaces two-time champion Alonso next year, because they wanted a driver "with the utmost motivation and commitment.".
Alonso's Ferrari failure 'hard to grasp' - TrulliWorldCarFans.com

all 743 news articles »


TechnologyTell

Health and fitness app relies on friendly competition and motivation
TechnologyTell
Another one of the app's mechanisms to help motivate users is a scoring system that assigns a point-value to people's workouts. So, not only do people get the satisfaction of running a seven-minute mile, they can also see they scored “100 points,” for ...



How to Motivate Your Team Without Carrots or Sticks
Forbes
Employee motivation is a multi-billion-dollar industry based on lies and vanity. Any consulting firm that tells you “We can motivate your employees” is lying. You know that in your gut, because motivation isn't something that comes from outside ...



Brendon Burchard Releases 'The Motivation Manifesto'
Forbes
The first section of the book covers the three states of human nature: freedom, fear and motivation. The second section consists of nine “declarations” that enable people to realize their authenticity, feel more fully alive, and to pursue their biggest ...



USA TODAY

Plenty of motivation for Florida State, Florida football teams
Florida Times-Union
The Seminoles and Gators have another reason to be motivated: it's Senior Day at both schools, with 24 seniors playing their final home game in The Swamp for UF, and 24 FSU seniors being celebrated at Doak Campbell. Among the FSU seniors departing ...
Late field goal sends FSU past Boston CollegeThe Albany Herald
Top 25 roundup: Florida State struggles again, edges BCKSPR

all 365 news articles »


MLive.com

WMU football QB Zach Terrell has new understanding, motivation for CMU ...
MLive.com
Western Michigan quarterback Zach Terrell completed 14 of 35 passes for 147 yards and an interception in a 27-22 loss to Central Michigan last year. The redshirt sophomore said he learned a lot from that game and is ready for this year's matchup ...

and more »


India.com

Airtel Delhi Half Marathon Ambassador Paula Radcliffe claims Motivation key ...
India.com
Motivation is the most important thing in whatever you do. Young talents need right training and support to excel but motivation is something that you can't buy or receive. If you have the motivation or strong inclination towards your goal, everything ...

and more »


Telegraph.co.uk

Danny Welbeck should use Louis van Gaal's criticism as motivation, say Arsenal ...
Telegraph.co.uk
Danny Welbeck has been urged to use Louis Van Gaal's blunt criticism of his goalscoring record as extra motivation when he faces his former club for Arsenal on Saturday. Van Gaal explained his controversial decision to sell Welbeck to Arsenal by saying ...
Danny Welbeck should take Louis van gaal criticism as motivation says,arsene ...I Geek Soccer (blog)

all 2,284 news articles »

Google News


Advertisement



Section Site Map - Submit News - Feedback - Comments - Advertise with Us

Copyright 2006 Luminati Inc. All rights reserved.