… The idea has gained currency that women have often been handicapped not only by a fear of failure—not unknown to men either, but by a fear of success as well. —Sonya Rudikoff—
It was our practice, before coming to this program, to eat, drink, and smoke our fears away. What we came to
realize, profoundly, was that the fears couldn’t be escaped even while high. This program is helping
us to understand that fears are human, normal and survivable when we let God and our friends in the program lend a helping hand.
Drugs and alcohol distorted our perceptions. Our fears, whether large or small, were distorted. And we still distort those fears, on occasion, because we move away from the spiritual reality of our lives. Remember, we are confronted with no situation too big to handle, no experience for which we are unprepared, if we but turn to that greater power that the program offers us.
We cannot fail in whatever we try today. The outcome of any task attempted is just as it should be. And however we succeed today, we will be shown the steps, at the right time, to make use of that success.
I shall not fear failure or success. I am not alone in experiencing either; both are stepping-stones on my life’s journey.