Attitudes - Recovered 587
Release Date: 03/24/2015
We have taken the very difficult moral inventory and admitted to our wrongdoings to ourselves, our higher power and to another human being. It’s now time to remove those wrongdoings from our everyday lives and we need help to ensure that we completely remove our shortcomings and don’t continue to fall victim to any of addiction’s ill effects.info_outline Step 6 - Recovered 1109
The sixth step can bring about significant and very noticeable change when it comes to the thought patterns and behavior that have been with us for a long time. It doesn’t happen overnight obviously, and there is nothing like perfection when working the twelve steps of AA. It’s about making a commitment and being content with patient improvement.info_outline Step 5 - Recovered 1107
Step Four has prepared you for step five, and by finding the courage to overcome that fear of rejection or the shame of your inventory, you experience honesty on a deeper level than in your first step of admission, and you break the pattern of denial that often plagues those suffering with alcoholism.info_outline Step 4 - Recovered 1105
While working on our step inventories we get a new perspective on the bigger picture, on patterns, selfishness, our responsibility in situations and in this process we are building up an accurate self-appraisal with true self-worth as the reward.info_outline Step 3 - Recovered 1103
When working on step three we take a look at how acting on self-will means behaving with the exclusion of any consideration for others, focusing only on what we want and ignoring the needs and feelings of others. While we were busy pursuing these impulses, we mostly left a path of destruction behind us, and we definitely lost touch with our conscience and a Higher Power.info_outline Step 2 - Recovered 1101
This is the beginning of the end, in a way. You will end your old life and begin your fresh one, committed to faith – faith in whatever you choose.info_outline Step 1 - Recovered 1099
The first step in 12 step recovery programs involves more than just admitting that there is a problem. It means breaking through the denial that has kept the person locked in their misery. The individual has to accept that they have been beaten by their addiction. The exact wording of this step is:info_outline Having Hobbies in Recovery - Recovered 1098
If people feel that their life has no meaning and purpose they will find it impossible to build a successful life in recovery. During their years of addiction the focus would have been on obtaining and using their drug of choice. It is therefore vital that they replace this hole in their life with something new. The more meaning that people find in recovery the less likely it will be that they will relapse.info_outline Relapse and Coming Back In - Recovered 1097
Relapse is not uncommon. Some people find it difficult to overcome their addictive behaviors for the long term. Once clean, the addict can easily fall back into old practices and habits. Recovery requires commitment, discipline and a network of support. The old adage “it takes a village” is clearly demonstrated in recovery. But those of us who have relapsed, coming back into the village of recovery can be difficult.info_outline Character Defects - Recovered 1096
Humans are obviously not perfect; everyone will have their flaws and weaknesses. It is only when these imperfections lead to suffering that there is a real cause for concern. Most people will have many minor character defects, and a few major ones. It will be these major flaws that will cause them the most problems in life.info_outline
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Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
How does this quote pertain to your program?
People may hear your words, but they feel your attitude.
Have you experienced this in program?
Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.
What does this mean to your recovery program?
Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.
How does a good attitude result in a good program for you?
Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude.
For success, attitude is equally as important as ability.
How does this relate to your early recovery?
What does a good attitude mean to you?
What does a bad attitude mean to you?
Why is a good attitude important in recovery?
Why is a bad attitude dangerous?
What was your attitude on life like before program?
How does being dry affect your attitude?
How does being sober affect your attitude?
How does working a program affect your attitude?
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What brings about a good attitude?
What brings about bad attitudes?
Comment on how the following fosters better attitudes?What steps help?
What slogans help?
What prayers help?
How does you sponsor help?
Can the program change the way you think?
Here are Simple Tips for Developing a Positive Attitude. What are your thoughts?
Choose to be happy.
Look at the bright side of life.
Choose to be optimistic.
Find reasons to smile more often.
Have faith in yourself, and believe that the Universe can help you.
Associate yourself with happy people.
Read inspiring stories.
Read inspiring quotes.
Repeat affirmations that inspire and motivate you.
Visualize only what you want to happen, not what you don't want.
What would you say to the new guy?