First of all I want to send a thanks to these forums and everyone who has helped me on my journey. This is probably going to be my last post here. Over the last year I began to take the necessary steps to change my life, because I was fed up with feeling how I was and felt hopeless in many ways. Even though I recognized the damage that pmo has caused me and I accomplished good streaks I still felt the same mentally, as a weak, pathetic man-child who is missing out on life because of fears and anxiety. I have had to step back and examine my life and decisions from the outside to finally see the error in my ways. I don't know what triggered the sudden mindset change, if it's because I'm clearer mentally than I have ever been or if it's because everything is finally clicking with me, but today I woke up with a feeling of turning the corner on my life that I've been stuck on for more years than I care to think about. It could be too that I have met a new girl and realized finally just why I haven't had success with the opposite sex, now that I can think clearly about how I've approached it all these years. No we aren't seeing each other, but through talking to her I have recognized my faults and what I need to do to better myself for not only me, but them as well. Nofap is SOOOO much more than about cutting out porn and keeping your hands off yourself, it's a tool to get you to get your life in order by forcing you to make changes to your life if you truly want to improve it. One of my biggest faults over the years was being stubborn and afraid of change, getting into a comfort zone and refusing to get out of it. Nofap has taught me that in order to be truly happy I have to push myself out of my comfort zone and accept that I may be approaching things the wrong way, and that it's okay to admit it so that I can grow from my mistakes and become a better person. In this last year I've done more to push myself out of my comfort zone then in my entire life. None of that would have been possible if I didn't have the self-confidence in myself that I am a strong man capable of amazing things, which I attribute to my Nofap journey. For the first time in my life I wake up every day with a zest for living and a drive to accomplish amazing things. My last message to everyone here is to stay strong and to never give up on yourself. If you truly want to change yourself you will. It took me a year of struggling to quit this addiction that I had for 10 years for everything to click for me. Yes this is an extremely hard addiction to get through, because it's all mental, but know if you keep pushing yourself forward it's possible to live a life free from it. No amount of success stories or advice from others will help you until you start loving yourself for who you are. And always remember, life is too short, so get out there and live it!