The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.
Recovery from addiction is available to everyone. There is no need to be special or exceptional in any way to make the changes necessary to overcome the reliance on addictive substances or behaviors. The only real requirement is a personal commitment to a level of exploration and change strong enough to be effective. That said, recovery is in no way easy, and can never be guaranteed. This type of change requires focus. Luckily, a deeply imbedded addiction takes great focus and commitment, too, and we can draw on these dysfunctional experiences with focus, applying them to our recovery. The important difference, however, is that the focus and commitment we developed within our addictive pursuits happened by default while the focus required for recovery must be consciously developed. And it will have to contend, in the beginning, with the seemingly overwhelming psychic forces employed by our addictions. But if we can successfully navigate this transition, even the most average of people can become a warrior unto themselves, breaking the bonds to their addictions and replacing them with a healthy commitment to recovery.