You have broken your addiction and have given yourself a chance at a healthy life. You are no longer handcuffed to the drug that had been dragging you down for so long. A future is something that you now have and with those thoughts of the future come new habits and motivations. Your days are not spent thinking about getting high or how you are going to get your next fix. What in the world are you going to spend all of your time doing? This is one of the most exciting parts of recovery, a fresh new start and life. You can be and do anything you want.
When you get clean, you realize that your motivations and desires change. You want to accomplish things and see the world. One of your main priorities may be to provide for your family and to become successful in business. Whatever your new goals are, it will benefit you greatly to try new things and go about things differently than you have before.
When I was in rehab, I found myself walking into the library at the Salvation Army. It was nothing more than a small closet with some books that had been donated. I was never a reader. In fact, it wasn't until my stay in rehab that I had ever read a book cover to cover. The craziest thing about it is that I enjoyed it greatly. I wanted to read another book then another and another. Then I found that I wanted to learn more about successful people and how they thought about things and what their motivations were. That's whgen I started to read many self-help books and the tools and lessons I learned in these books, molded me into the person I am today. I was searching for a new way of thinking and dealing with things, because the way I was going about life before rehab practically killed me.
I took a chance by picking up that first book. In the back of my head I told myself that I wasn't a reader and this was a waste of time. But I took a chance and tried something new. That small decision led me to learn and to do bigger and greater things with my life. I didn't listen to that voice in my head putting me down, I shut it out and went for something new.
In your recovery, search for new things to try. Figure out different ways to handle problems that you face. There is a very good chance that you will learn new things about yourself. You will see that you have strengths in things you never knew and this all may lead to very big things in your future.