My own "thoughts" contained the cure for my alcohol addiction. Every thought that you have has an impact in sculpting the life that you live. When I was younger, I thought in a way that made it easy to find failure in life. I would think negatively about myself and my only focus was on having fun, even though this "fun" was negatively impacting my life. All of my thoughts were either negative or related to something negative. I needed to change this. I was the type of person to look at myself in the mirror and notice the flaws before anything else. I was the type of person to look at someone in a bad situation and judge them negatively. I was the type of person to point out other peoples flaws and criticize others without even trying to help them. The list goes on and on. The point is, these thoughts are cancerous to your life. Any thought that is not positive needs to go. I once thought about alcohol on a daily basis and now it is only a thought on occasion when it comes up in conversation or (obviously) I see it. Every time I have a negative thought that goes against my goals in life, I am "Aware" that this thought is negative and so I replace it with positive thoughts. If after every negative thought you start thinking about all kinds of positive thoughts, you drowned out the negativity. We all run on programs. The media brainwashes people. The people around you brainwash you. The way you interact with the world around you will change who you are. Alcohol was destroying my life at a very young age. My "mindset" was holding me back. The moment I changed my mindset my life changed. At my lowest point when I had completely broken down, I started screaming things like "**** this! I am not going out this way!" and my mindset in that moment switched to a "no matter what it takes" way of thinking. If you are a "normal" person, you will fail. Normal people live normal lives and do not make extraordinary changes or do extraordinary things. My advice is "quit being normal". I do not think like a "normal" person. I take pride in being psychotic/crazy but, in a good way. I will not allow anyone (family/friend/random person) or anything interfere with my goals and desires. What I realized early on is that it is not so much other people that hold you back in life, it is you yourself. You have the power to be your worst enemy. You have the power to completely ruin your life. You also have the power to be disciplined and to be successful in any way that you truly desire. We are the Gods/Goddesses of our own lives. Be yours and no change is impossible to make. Life is an illusion, it is never as good or as bad as we think and it can change at any moment.