How Do We Get to Carnegie Hall?

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Nothing in your life will work unless you do.

Once upon a time, a sportswriter called the great Joe DiMaggio ‘a natural.’ DiMaggio was annoyed. The next time he saw the reporter he walked him to his practice space, where he kept a log of his arduous practice routine. Like other famous athletes, musicians, writers, comedians, etc., DiMaggio was great not because he was a natural, but because he practiced relentlessly. This is also how lasting sobriety and healing works. We learn skills in therapy and 12-Step recovery, and we continually and relentlessly practice those skills. Eventually, as Step 12 promises, we are able to maintain sobriety and to practice the principles of recovery in all aspects of life.

Just for Today
Pick a tool of recovery (using the phone, bookending, using the three-second rule) and practice it.