Thought for the Week

Timothy D. Stein, MFT, CSAT
May 7, 2018

“The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with, but whether it is the same problem you had last year.” –John Foster Dulles

Life is complicated and we are human.  Problems will happen.  Some of them will be simple and some will be more challenging.  This is true in recovery as well.  Having a problem in recovery is not really as issue if you acknowledge it and address it.  It is an issue when the problem you have is one that shows up again and again.  Recovery grows and strengthens when we deal with our problems.  Conversely, recovery stagnates when we ignore or superficially fix our problems and, therefore, the same problems come back “next year” with a vengeance.

What problems have I experienced time and again?  Why do these problems keep coming back?  What gifts await me as I acknowledge and truly resolve my problems?