Author Topic: "Don't forget that the world record is 24 hours to stay clean."  (Read 1406 times)

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"Don't forget that the world record is 24 hours to stay clean."
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2011, 12:21:25 PM »
I remember when I was new watching people take cakes for 5 years, 7 years and more, and thinking that they had something I didn't - the ability to stay clean. When I shared about this, I was told that we all have the same amount of time - today. As I kept going to meetings, I started to see people with long term recovery go out and learned how important it was to value and concentrate on today.
As I got a few years under my belt and began trying to figure out what to do with my life, I once again got impatient when I saw that others had accomplished so much and seemed to have many of the things that I wanted, too. When I shared this, I was once again reminded that the world record was just 24 hours and that if I set a goal and took the next daily action, then I could also accomplish anything I set my mind to.
Over the years I've come to see the immense wisdom and simplicity in today's quote. When tasks or goals seem impossible to accomplish or overcome, I remind myself that while I may not be able to keep it up or do it over a lifetime, I can do it just for today. 
 And what I've found is that when I take the right action, one 24 hour day at a time, obstacles are overcome and dreams do come true.