Saturday, 23 March 2019

One Day At A Time #essentialsofrecovery

Progress, Not Perfection

“The maxim “Nothing but perfection” may be spelled “Paralysis.”

–Winston Churchill

I can’t count the number of times I’ve heard the expression, “progress not perfection” from my sponsor and used it with my sponsees. We take little steps – one day at a time – which gradually leads to greater steps. Small successes eventually will lead to bigger successes. Often though, we want it all and we want it NOW!

Recovery is a process – not an end result. It requires a kind of a balancing act – if we try to juggle more balls than what we’re capable of comfortably balancing – we will crash and this can lead to relapse. So rather than juggling five balls and crashing – it’s better to juggle three really well and gradually work in a 4th or a fifth.

One Day at a Time . . .

I will focus on making progress rather than trying to be perfect.

~ Rob R.
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