Those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it.

No person does life perfectly. Nor does anyone do recovery perfectly. All of us make mistakes, and we make them all the time. The difference between the people who ultimately reach their goals and the people who don’t is the people who succeed are willing to recognize, accept, and learn from their mistakes. As recovering addicts, it is important for us to view our mistakes as what they truly are: precious life lessons that can only be learned (by us) the hard way.

Just for Today
Think about a recent mistake. Find at least one life lesson that it’s taught you.