When you are hit with a DWI charge in Texas, it could feel as though your life has been upended. If you hold a position of trust or are well-known throughout your city or professional network, a DWI could leave you feeling hopeless.
Fortunately, there are active steps you can take to rebuild your reputation and get past the negativity surrounding your mistake to drive while intoxicated.
Acknowledge the wrong
According to thehopeline.com, one of the most important things you can do is to acknowledge the mistake you made and take full accountability for your actions. Your willingness to be honest with yourself and others may be the start of your road to rebuilding your reputation and changing the course of your future.
Remember that it is going to take time for your reputation to recover and that process may require you to make changes in your life including who you are friends with. Set new goals for yourself and identify what you wish to accomplish in your life and resolve to accomplish your objective. Refrain from listening to the negative things people may say about you and be confident in your personal accomplishments and ability to change.
As you work toward recovering your reputation, create new boundaries for yourself. Recognize when there are things that may trigger negative behavior and do your best to avoid those things. This may require you to enlist the help of a professional therapist who can assist you in learning how to manage your emotions in a manner that is productive and safe. With new boundaries in place, you can confidently show others that you have changed and little by little regain their trust.