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Passion Gone Too Far

2. Acknowledge You Need Accountability  

Adrenaline junkies can’t kick their habit alone. Freedom requires community. Surround yourself with a mentor or a coach or a good friend who isn’t afraid to tell you the truth. Submit your calendar to their review and give them permission to call you out when necessary. Listen to the people who love you the most when they point out you’re pushing too hard. If you don’t know where to find a trusted mentor, Full Strength Network mentors provide confidential and competent help to leaders struggling with adrenaline addiction.  

3. Attack the Actual Root  

Try to figure out why you run so fast. If you have the need for speed—ask yourself: “What is broken inside of me that drives me to live at such an insane pace? What am I hiding from?” Ask God to reveal what’s fueling your addiction. In addition, attacking the root often calls for the assistance of a skilled mentor or counselor. And you may be thinking, “Who has time for mentoring or counseling?” I’ll let your question speak for itself.  

4. Applaud Your Advancement  

Celebrate wins such as taking a day off each week, regularly exercising, having energy for your spouse and children, enjoying a hobby, and getting a reasonable night’s sleep (six to eight hours). For some of you, battling adrenaline addiction will be a long-term fight. You’ll fall off the wagon from time to time. Celebrating progress helps you pick yourself up after a fall.  

Be Passionate  

So what motivates you? Passion—or adrenaline? Here’s the truth: We can be passionate without being driven over the edge, devoted to a cause without becoming devoured by it, and obedient without being obsessive. 

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