“To try is to risk failure. But risk must be taken because the greatest hazard of life is to risk nothing. The person who risks nothing does nothing, has nothing, is nothing. He may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he simply cannot learn, feel, change, grow, live, and love.” — Leo Buscaglia
The greatest risk I took was the day I reached out for help. I had attempted to get help in the past but I did not commit to the process. I half-assed it hoping that things would change. I could not imagine life without partying. The only aspect of the message I ever heard was, “you can NEVER drink or drug again”! I could not grasp the idea of NEVER.
Finally in 1988 I was so sick and tired of my continued failure and let downs in my life that I surrendered. I took the risk to commit to one day at a time asking God to help me stay clean. To work the steps, to implement the principles of recovery into my life, to build friendship with others heading in the same direction with the same goal, freedom!
I took the plunge with very little reservation. The only reservation I carried was the fear of taking a personal inventory and sharing it with another human being. But that was quickly extinguished when my sponsor asked me. “what is the worst thing you have ever done in your life”? I knew I was sober when I answered him. I took the risk and boy am I glad I did. Life is good!
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