Challenges test our courage and our ability to change.
In both our lives and our recovery, it is counterproductive to look at something daunting and say, “No way, I’ll never pull that off.” Instead of saying “I can’t,” we need to acquire and master the tools we need to succeed, one tool at a time. And then we must give it a shot, whatever “it” happens to be. As we master each new tool, we learn what it feels like to use it and succeed with it, and we’re ready and excited about learning and using and succeeding with the next tool. Success breeds success. And that is an incredible feeling. But we can only experience that feeling when we toss our preconceived notions about what we can’t do into the garbage.
Just for Today
I will listen for the words “I can’t,” and I will change them to “I can.”