Step Ten: Ongoing Maintenance

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When you are at your lowest, look to your highest.

With Step Ten, we continue to take personal inventory, and when we are wrong we promptly admit it. Unlike most of the previous steps, Step Ten is worked on an ongoing basis, usually every day, sometimes more than once per day. In fact, Steps Ten, Eleven, and Twelve are all considered “daily practice” activities. For this reason, these steps are sometimes referred to as “maintenance steps.” The basic idea is that Steps One through Nine will get us sober and spiritually fit, and Steps Ten through Twelve will keep us that way. Yes, lots of us do go back and re-work earlier steps (especially Steps Four and Five), but usually that is done on an annual basis or some other quite spread out schedule. Steps Ten, Eleven, and Twelve are meant to be worked regularly, on an ongoing, day-to-day (sometimes even moment-to-moment) basis.

Just for Today
Think about the ways in which working Step Ten regularly will help you stay spiritually fit.