RESPONSIBILITY

These notes are from recovery in AA and/or related 12 step programs.
Readers are encouraged to click external links for more detail.
We hope you find them helpful.
Love in fellowship.

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The manner with which we walk through life is each man’s most important
responsibility. Each morning at sunrise, we should spend time praying to the Creator.
We should say something like, my Creator, this morning I ask you to show me, in terms I can understand, what you have for me to do.  –Elders | More…

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Many of us have misused the concept of powerlessness to avoid making decisions or to hold onto things we had outgrown. We have blamed others for our circumstances rather than taking positive action to change those circumstances.

If we continue to avoid responsibility by claiming that we are “powerless,” we set ourselves up for the same despair and misery we experienced in our active addiction.
The potential for spending our recovery years feeling like victims is very real.

Instead of living our lives by default, we can learn how to make responsible choices and take risks.  We may make mistakes, but we can learn from these mistakes.
A heightened awareness of ourselves and an increased willingness to accept personal responsibility gives us the freedom to change, to make choices, and to grow. –Just For Today | More…

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