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Making Decisions - Recovered 580

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Release Date: 03/04/2015

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Self-discipline is the willingness to put some limitations on behavior in order to gain something or make life better.

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Ultimately, when we are humble we are willing to seek and receive help, support, guidance and direction with our lives. The result is that we are not alone anymore.

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Your life belongs to you, right? Sure it does, but look at where your actions got you. Your life became unmanageable because of your addiction. You need to be willing for a lot of things, especially accepting help.

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Sobriety helps us reconnect with our true selves and become reacquainted with our inner light, our life’s mission, and our purpose.

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Any challenges life throws your way, you now know how it feels to look fear in the face and remember how capable you are of walking through it.

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In order to keep going and develop sobriety the individual needs to have faith that things are going to keep improving.

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Hope is the elevating feeling we experience when we see a path to a better future

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It is normal to struggle with owning up to dishonesty, but the key is to acknowledge when it occurs as soon as possible. If not, you could struggle with feelings of guilt and put your sobriety in jeopardy.

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Here in our virtual studio, we have a can full of popsicle sticks. Each stick has a recovery topic written on it. We will take turns, randomly picking a stick and then sharing on that topic that was chosen.

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If you have a problem with alcohol or drugs, reaching out for help can be hard. You’ve probably tried several times to handle this by yourself, but the problem is just too big to tackle without help.

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The Big Book

The 12 and 12

24 Hours a Day

The inability to make decisions when problems come along can be devastating.

This tension can be present even if we are not aware of it,

except that we know we are stressed.

Have you ever had difficulty making a decision?

Has the inability to solve the problem affected you?


What about procrastination, do you struggle with this?

It is said that procrastination is the result of habitual inability to make decisions.

What about making the decision to address the drink problem?

Did you have a difficult time making the decision to get help?

When did you first think that you had a drinking problem?

When did you actually come into the program?

Did the stress level increase between the time you thought you had a problem and when you actually came into the fellowship?

Did you drink to alleviate the stress level?

What about making a decision to do the steps?

Did you procrastinate?

If so, how did that work?

After you made the decision to do the steps, how did that feel?

What causes indecision?

  1. Fear of failure - your thoughts?

  2. Refusal to accept reality - your thoughts?

  3. Lack of faith - your thoughts?

  4. Pride and stubbornness - your thoughts?

We are all about the solution.

what steps?

what prayers?

what slogans?

How has a sponsor helped?

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Use the slogan:  Do the next right thing.

You don’t have to do everything at once, just a decision to do the next right thing.

Making decisions lead to happiness, the key to happiness.

Happiness is not pleasure.

Pleasure only occurs during the moment.

Taking a nap brings happiness during the moment, not so much afterward.

Happiness lasts beyond the moment.

I rarely look forward to working out.

But after I make the next right thing and decide to go to the gym.

I feel great after and for the rest of the day.

Happiness lasts beyond the moment of the workout.

It is the result of making right decisions.

Big Book References

p. 86

In thinking about our day we may face indecision. We may not be able to determine which course to take. Here we ask God for inspiration, an intuitive thought or a decision. We relax and take it easy. We don't struggle. We are often surprised how the right answers come after we have tried this for a while.

Doctor’s Opinion

the psychopaths who are emotionally unstable. We are all familiar with this type. They are always "going on the wagon for keeps." They are over-remorseful and make many resolutions, but never a decision.

p. 64


Though our decision was a vital and crucial step, it could have little permanent effect unless at once followed by a strenuous effort to face, and to be rid of, the things in ourselves which had been blocking us. Our liquor was but a symptom. So we had to get down to causes and conditions.