Saturday, June 4, 2016
The above quote is usually used to convey that we are heading toward a goal. We haven't made it "yet," but we're getting closer. What if we replace those airy goals with all of those "yets" that we use to pacify ourselves into believing we're not as bad as we think we are.
"I may not have lost my job because of my drinking-yet-but I'm closer than I was yesterday."
"I may not have damaged my marriage beyond repair-yet-but......
"I may not have gotten a DUI-yet-but..."
Here's the other thing about those yets...we use them them to qualify the word, alcoholic. I've heard so many, many, many-myself included-people say, "I'm not an alcoholic, I've never gotten a DUI, or lost a job or divorce."
So, with that in mind, if you go out tonight and get a DUI, that makes you an alcoholic? That makes you different than you are right now?
The biggest step we make is when we quit trying to justify and excuse our drinking, when we say, "I don't care if I'm an alcoholic or not, I don't want to get any closer to my "yets." I'm quitting."