Everybody’s got a secret to how to make lasting change. Here a few of mine:
Stop looking in the rearview mirror.
Yep, I did dumb and dangerous things; hurting myself and others. Owning that and being willing to make amends changes my focus. If God says he forgives, why do I think it doesn’t mean me? Psalm 103:12
Life is hard even when we have our acts together!
Sometimes we get sucker punched by life. Nothing that happens to us will ever get better by our drinking over it. Ask for help . . . God is on duty 24/7, and so are the folks who shared their numbers at meetings. If you are in a hole, here’s an AA Resource Link.
People, even program, people will disappoint us.
No one is perfect; we are all under construction. Let me practice the grace I’ve been shown! The principles of the 12-steps however are steadying rails in the rough seas relationships can foment. Note:
We cannot change anything until we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses. ~C.G. Jung
. . . maybe this is just a summary of the other three points, huh?
Be the change you want to see happen rather than trying to change anyone else. ~Arleen Lorrance, Author of The Love Principles
Believing what others tell me, is the best.
The secret to change is being willing . . . to be willing to change. And then DOING it, one baby step at a time. It’s not a secret, really.