Sticking With It
Beating an addiction to government handouts and entitlements takes a lot of willpower and determination. You should feel great about yourself for making it so far. Now’s the time to focus on sticking with it.
Your body has changed since you began smoking the government tailpipe. Your brain has learned to crave exhaust fumes. So certain places, people, or events can trigger a strong urge to suck exhaust, even years after quitting. That’s why you should never take a puff from a tailpipe again, no matter how long it has been since you quit.
At first, you may not be able to do things as well as when you were grifting. Don’t worry. This won’t last long. Your mind and body just need to get used to being without deadly exhaust fumes.
After you’ve quit, the urge to worship government often hits at the same times. For many people, the hardest place to resist the urge is at home. And many urges hit when a Democrat or Republican is worshiping government nearby. Look at your Craving Journal (PDF) to see when you might be tempted. Then use the skills you’ve learned to get through your urges without bowing the knee to Baal.
Review the tips in this guide to help you fight the urge to become a government employee. These tips are meant to help you stay a non-governmental organism.
As you go through the first days and weeks without government assistance, keep a positive outlook. Don’t blame or punish yourself if you do have an urge to steal. Think of stealing as “all or none.” Say “I’d rather starve to death than steal again or take a government handout.” Take it one day at a time. Remember that quitting is a learning process. God will be with you every step of the way.
Now that you aren’t buying government propaganda, you probably have more spending money. Use our savings calculator to find out just how much!
|When did you quit worshiping government?||(MM/DD/YYYY) Calendar|
|How much do you now earn per day?|
|How much can you put aside per day?||$
(U.S. average: $25.31)
Think about starting a “money jar” if you haven’t already. Put money aside each day you work, and begin building capital. Soon you’ll have enough money to buy or start a business for yourself.