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Attitudes - Recovered 587

Recovered Podcast

Release Date: 03/24/2015

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If nobody was doing any 12th-step work, the program would simply cease to exist. Without the service work of those who came before, no members would be here now.

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For many AA members, they say they have discovered their higher power and form a better understanding of that power.

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Step Ten suggests that it's time we take responsibility for our actions and to promptly clean up our role in all matters.

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By making direct amends to the person harmed the temptation to skirt the issue because of embarrassment or pain is avoided.

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Making the list is one thing. Become willing to actually make amends to those harmed is another. It can be a very humbling, but growing experience, to actually admit wrong-doing, especially to the person harmed. But the process can relieve those trying to recover from so much guilt!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

  1. Choose to be happy.

  2. Look at the bright side of life.

  3. Choose to be optimistic.

  4. Find reasons to smile more often.

  5. Have faith in yourself, and believe that the Universe can help you.

  6. Associate yourself with happy people.

  7. Read inspiring stories.

  8. Read inspiring quotes.

  9. Repeat affirmations that inspire and motivate you.

  10. Visualize only what you want to happen, not what you don't want.

  11. Learn Learn to master your thoughts

What would you say to the new guy?