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Success does not equal no failures. Success when it concerns my sobriety and serenity, that is. “At least I’m not drunk” could possibly the lamest excuse I tell myself; as if being around a paranoid, short-tempered, wrong-headed dry drunk is everyone’s idea of a good time.

Step 3: made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God, as we understood Him.

I’m not doing the next right thing. At best, I’m sitting back and attempting to react in the proper fashion to situations that present themselves. See the faulty thinking there? I’ve already assumed that everything coming at me needs to be handled, dealt with, managed or let go of in order for me to maintain.

What about accepting, figuring out, collaborating and letting go of my need to have things over and done with?

Doing the next right thing needs to start involving the actual doing: prayer, meditation, meetings (different ones for the sake of variety), and readings. Also: eat right, sleep right, exercise. All of this stuff plays into fighting my alcoholism, because my alcoholism fights with all my stuff.

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