Recovery Requires Other People

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Whatever you do in life, surround yourself with smart people who will argue with you.

The great UCLA basketball coach and philosopher John Wooden once said, “Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be.” Recovering addicts could use this as a mantra. We need to understand that we’re unlikely to change without assistance from others. Honestly, our own best thinking got us where we are, so maybe it’s time to listen to others. To continue with the John Wooden theme, maybe it’s time for us to join a team of recovering people who might occasionally have useful ideas and advice on how to navigate life.

Just for Today
I will ask a trusted advisor for advice, and I will implement whatever is suggested.