You can’t think your way to sober living, you must live your way to sober thinking.
Another favorite. For me it’s a reminder that no matter how much I think about staying sober or doing the right thing, its only through action that I really stay sober. When I think back to all the times I tried to convince myself that I wouldn’t drink that day and ended up drinking anyway, it’s no surprise because I never took any action. It wasn’t until I asked for help and began taking the real steps that my recovery began. Whenever I get into a rut, it’s usually because I am doing more thinking than acting. As soon as I actually do something, whether it be go to a meeting, reach out to another alcoholic, or ask for help, things almost immediately get better. The more I work on my sobriety, the clearer my mind becomes. A quote comes to mind, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle