by Daniel · 2 comments

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great. – Mark Twain

When I first realized that I may have a problem with alcohol I said something to my best friend at the time. I was released from jail a day or so before and had attended my first Twelve Step meeting while in jail. I did not go to the meeting because I thought I had a problem I went for the free donuts they had. That is the truth I had no idea that alcohol was my challenge. But I heard something that got me thinking otherwise.

I remember saying to my friend I think I am an alcoholic! He quickly retorted, “no you are not, I drink more than you do and I am not an alcoholic”! I shrugged it off and partied the night away.

My ambition in life was to be “SOMEBODY” I had a desire to be more than I was at the time. I had been in the Army, while in I had a sense of pride and camaraderie but alcohol distorted my thinking, so out I went after just 20 months. I was heading nowhere and I didn’t like it.

We all have a force within us that sparks enthusiasm, drive and ambition. Once we recover from alcoholism and addiction we need to continue on the path towards our goals and never, ever, allow anyone or thing to belittle our goals and divert us from that path! Life is good!

Go, Go, Go…

Dan 🙂

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