If I had permitted my failures, or what seemed to me at the time a lack of success, to discourage me, I cannot see any way in which I would ever have made progress. – Calvin Coolidge, 1872-1933, 30th President of the United States
One great thing about history is our Presidents from this long ago, most of us, do not know much of them nor their political affiliation. That is good because once in a while someone will get freaky over the individual I quote. Be that as it may, failure is not fatal unless we allow it to be. Failure is part of the journey. Nowhere is that more evident than in the recovered life. For many of us the ramifications of our actions seemed like huge failures however they became our greatest strengths. Knowing with every ounce of our being that alcohol or drugs kicked our tail bones is a great thing to know. It would be insanity at it’s finest to turn back the clocks and start using again.
The strength we have gained from our failures propels us to greater heights. Our failures on this journey we call life, propels us to attain joy and success that not even in our wildest dreams could we ever imagined possible. That simple, not easy but simple, act of choosing and maintaining an abstinent lifestyle can and will make all the difference in the world. Looking back on our lives we went from failure to miraculous successes.
Life is gooooood! Go, Go, Go…