The greater the obstacle, the more glory there is in overcoming it.
In a lot of ways, life is a mountain. It’s big, it’s beautiful, and it’s got all sorts of wonderful hidden surprises. It can also be treacherous. There are rocks, ravines, mud, weather, and all sorts of other completely unexpected obstacles to overcome. The trick to succeeding in life and in recovery is not just appreciating the mountain but mastering it. But how do we master the mountain? The answer is simple: We develop new skills and we learn to use those skills in ways that help us not only survive but thrive. That is the crux of recovery. We learn a skill for staying sober, we practice it, we master it, and then we learn another skill for staying sober. Before we know it, we’ve got a great big set of skills we can turn to whenever we feel challenged.
Task for Today
Accept and implement a recovery-focused suggestion you have heard repeatedly but resisted. In so doing, you will learn a new skill for staying sober.