Practicing New Behaviors

“Admitted… the exact nature of our wrongs.” – Excerpt from AA’s Step 5

Who wishes to admit their wrongs? Only those that want to become a better person. In fact, if I don’t search for, discover, admit, and attempt to amend my wrongs, I cannot continue my path into the 4th dimension of happiness and beyond. I’ll get stuck, and likely blame others for my plight. Why? Because resenting others is often less painful than resenting ourselves. But the solution is easy and actually feels good in the end. 

I consistently write down (admit) in my journal what defects of character, behaviors, attitudes and inactions are holding me back from being the best person I can be. Then I write down the opposite, positive behaviors I would like to live by next to it. Finally, I continue practicing the new behaviors instead of the old ones, because by doing so, ILML! 

– JamieQ

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