Daily Reflection Podcast

#269 Accepting Success or Failure (Dec. 26th) - Joel Gough (Leesburg, VA)

December 25, 2021 Michael L. & Lee M. Season 2 Episode 269
Daily Reflection Podcast
#269 Accepting Success or Failure (Dec. 26th) - Joel Gough (Leesburg, VA)
Show Notes

Join us as Joel Gough, from Leesburg, VA, shares his experience, strength, and hope around today's Daily Reflection, Accepting Success or Failure.


Furthermore, how shall we come to terms with seeming failure or success? Can we now accept and adjust to either without despair or pride? Can we accept poverty, sickness, loneliness, and bereavement with courage and serenity? Can we steadfastly content ourselves with the humbler, yet sometimes more durable, satisfactions when the brighter, more glittering achievements are denied us?


After I found A.A. and stopped drinking, it took a while before I understood why the First Step contained two parts: my powerlessness over alcohol, and my life's unmanageability. In the same way, I believed for a long time that, in order to be in tune with the Twelve Steps, it was enough for me "to carry this message to alcoholics." That was rushing things. I was forgetting that there were a total of Twelve Steps and that the Twelfth Step also had more than one part. Eventually I learned that it was necessary for me to "practice these principles" in all areas of my life. In working all the Steps thoroughly, I not only stay sober and help someone else to achieve sobriety, but also I transform my difficulty with living into a joy of living.

From the book Daily Reflections. Copyright © 1990 by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc. All rights reserved.

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