If you want something, it’s never enough to merely long for it.
Dreaming about what you desire is all fine and good, but it isn’t going to get you to where you want to go. Getting what you want requires action.
That’s why the 12 steps were developed. They’re action steps that must be taken in order for the addict to experience successful and permanent recovery.
I have worked with addicts who want what I have. They have told me so. But when it comes right down to it, they’re not ready to work the steps.
I recall what was said to me when I resisted and floundered in my half-recovery. I was told to begin now – not tomorrow – now. Gosh. Don’t I get to think about it some more? Don’t I need to go to more meetings? What do you mean, “I’ve got to start now?”
Recovery is not granted to those who procrastinate. The ‘spiritual awakening’ is granted to those who take action now. Now is the time to begin. If you wait for a more convenient time, it will never come.
Recovery is a life and death struggle… it’s now or never!