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May 18, 2015 – Readings in Recovery: Step by Step

Step by Step
Monday, May 18, 2015

Today, no disproportionate pride in a job or thing well done to the extent that I elevate myself above others, nor will I embellish any mistake to the degree that my self-confidence is so devastated that I con myself into believing I can do nothing right. Either way, the source of excess pride and a shattered self-image is an ego not centered but too far to the left or right. In the end, egoism is the character defect that, had I been thorough and honest in my Fourth, remains with me. And I ask my Higher Power to strike the proper balance. May I understand that a job well done is no license to toot my own horn and that deep disappointment with myself for making a mistake blinds me to a basic edict of the Program – progress over perfection. Today, I will strive for progress and leave perfection to the Power that is truly perfect. And our common journey continues. Step by step. – Chris M., 2015

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