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How To Take That Risk To Having A Better Life

Updated on August 12, 2013

What Are You Afraid of

Are you happy with the life you now have or are you just afraid to take that risk? I want to explain to you how to take that risk to having a better life as I did over 2 1/2 years ago.

So many people all around the world wish and want a better life, but they fear the word change. They are afraid of leaving their comfort zone and taking that risk that possibly could change their life forever. I was the same way back over 2 1/2 years ago when my best friend was alcohol and I never wanted to leave my friend and try to have a sober and happy life for the fear of living my life without it.

So many people just don't want to leave that comfort zone because they forget what it feels like living outside that box.

Having the life you have dreamed of is in your hands. It is up to you whether you want to stay where you are in life or leave that comfort zone and go outside the box you have been living in. You determine your own life and no one else.

If you want a better life for yourself and your family, you must take that risk and just do anything you can to change the world in which you live now. Anything is possible and I am proof of that.

Regarding my addiction to alcohol, I thought I would be drinking for the rest of my life until that one lonely night in my garage getting ready to open that first beer the voice came and from that moment on my life has changed so much for the better.

I listened to the words of God and he helped me understand that there is more to life than sitting around feeling sorry for myself and drinking like no tomorrow. I then realized I was killing myself and my family and it was time to leave the comfort zone of the alcohol and live life like it should be lived, and do it sober.

So the big thing about taking that risk in life is all up to you. It is how you want to live your life. Are you really happy the way your life is now or do you think there maybe a better life out there waiting for you.

In my case, I knew there had to be a better life, but I was afraid to take that risk and make a change until that night that changed my life and others forever. I had to change my outlook on life and change to a positive person and not be so down and negative on everything.

I needed to stop feeling sorry for myself and leave my addiction to alcohol behind and live life sober.

Anyone can do the same thing if you truly want a better life for you and your family. Take that risk to having a better life and believe me you will never be sorry that you did. There is a wonderful life out there if you have the willingness to make that change.

© 2012 Mark Bruno


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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      i'm glad you listen to that voice and change your life for the better...this is truly an inspiring story...

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      Mark Bruno 5 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      @ Klara- My dear Klara and great friend, thank you for all your kind words and support to me. You are the best !!!


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      Mark Bruno 5 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      ImKarn23 - Thanks for stopping bye and reading and commenting too. I glad you had a chance to read this at the right time in your life. Change is good and I too was very afraid in the beginning but I couldn't be happier now. we just need the guts to make that first step. I think that is the hardest part of it all and once you take that first step you and I are on our way to a better life.

      God Bless you my friend :)


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      Mark Bruno 5 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      jacope- Please forgive me for taking so long to reply. Me new job has been working me lots. good for you that you are re-starting your business and I wish you all the happiness and best of luck in your new journey.

      all the best to you!!

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      Mark Bruno 5 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      iamaudraleigh- you will get used to it my friend. I am having a hard time because the part time job I took have been giving me Full time hours LOL, but after the summer is over I am sure the hours will be less and I can sleep in .

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      klarawieck 5 years ago

      As usual, Mark. You have an important mission on this planet, and that is to educate people who are going through the same experiences you've gone through. Thanks for doing what God asked of you.

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      Excellent hub...and super awesome for YOU! You should be very very proud of yourself! This was also a very timely read for my life right now. Change is scary, but, continuing along the same path fully aware that it goes nowhere - is even scarier, me thinks!

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      jacope 5 years ago from Missoula, MT

      Great hub! Sometimes you just have to take a leap of faith and hope your wings work. It can be scary, especially when you have people depending on you, but in the end it makes your life and their's better. I just left the job I've been at for the last five years to rebuild my massage therapy practice and start my own business making and selling custom herbal teas and other herbal products. I'm a lot happier being able to spend more time with my daughter and she is happier too. It's tough right now but worth it.

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      iamaudraleigh 5 years ago

      I like this hub. I understand this well! I just left my job of 21 years without a backup plan. My anxiety has dropped quite a bit and have stopped ruminating. Your hub made sense to me. Thank you for writing this!

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      Mark Bruno 5 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      Conservative Lady- Thank you so much for your comment and your kind words to me. It really means a lot to me :)

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      Mark Bruno 5 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      teaches12345- It is always wonderful to hear your kind words to me and my hubs. Thank you so much for always commenting. I haven't been too active here lately because I just took on a new job requiring lots of hours and getting up 3am to work at 4am. shifts will change and I will be right back writing lots.

      God Bless you my friend :)

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      Sheila 5 years ago from Surprise Arizona - formerly resided in Washington State

      So many people struggle with negativity and self destruction in the form of addiction. I am warmed by your success and wish you well in continued success and positivity.

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Your words are strong and encouraging. I hope those that need to hear this will take note and begin the journey to recovery.

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      Mark Bruno 5 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      @ Klara- Thanks Klara for your kind comment and I finally figured out that negativity get you nowhere that is for sure. Those days are certainly over forever for me. I will never ruin that great life I now have with that horrible word we call addiction.

      Thanks again :)

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      Mark Bruno 5 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      TrinityCat Thank you for reading and your kind comment. I am glad you enjoyed it.

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      klarawieck 5 years ago

      Mark, you are one of the most positive people I've ever met. When you have a positive outlook, life can only get better. I am certain that those days are completely over for you. You have a great support system and things are starting to turn out the way you always wanted them. So happy for you!

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      TrinityCat 5 years ago

      Good to see you defeated your addiction to alcohol! This was short, simple yet well-done. I liked it.


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