I need to inventory things before I put them on the shelves. I’ve spent years stocking items that were already rotten. Many of my thought are bananas. I quit paying attention for two days, and everything’s wet and disgusting. And then I’m resentful at the fresh grocer across the street.

Step 10: Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.

I need to inventory the things that are on the shelves. I’m still trying to sell cassettes. And it doesn’t matter how great the content is, nobody wants my format. And then I’m resentful at the cds, ipods and the cloud. Why don’t I transfer everything to current technology? Because my alcoholism secretly loves that feeling of stuckinthis (new word). My alcoholism adores this form of hopelessness.

I need to inventory my delivery system. In the past, my distribution model utilized a dump truck. Back up, unload, drive off. When can I expect your next order?

Stopping during my day to take personal inventory isn’t easy. I’m a busy person, and the items aren’t smelling too bad yet. I swore some of this stuff would be big sellers. However, realizing that most of it probably should go straight into the dumpster is eye-opening.

The dream goal of my program is to be preemptive in my thinking. I’m tired of handling things in a reactionary manner. Mainly because the things I’m reacting to are things I’ve made up.

One thought on “stopping is hard.

  1. Great post. I like the analogy of the cassettes. I was at the AA conference in our region recently and they were giving away old cassettes from previous conferences, and they still wouldn’t get any takers. But as far as the stop, drop and roll of taking spot inventory, I am still not 100% there in terms of being preemptive or doing it when something crops up. I usually do, but even last night I got irate with a coworker and jumped on him without my usual pause, reflection, etc. So I probably owe an amend today. But it’s not the end of the world. It’s not about getting it all done perfectly. The fact that we think of this now is a minor miracle in itself.

    Enjoying the blog!


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