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Why This Book? Because: Understanding is the key to right principles . . . (12x12, p. 125) All of the Twelve Steps require sustained and personal exertion. (12x12, p. 29) When you realize the distinction between effort and intention you haveMoreWhy This Book? Because: Understanding is the key to right principles . . . (12x12, p. 125) All of the Twelve Steps require sustained and personal exertion. (12x12, p. 29) When you realize the distinction between effort and intention you have discovered one of the keys to success. Train yourself to work first in consciousness before springing into action. Establish your goal in mind and open yourself to possibility. - Rev. Ellen Grace OBrian There is nothing quite like putting your spiritual values into action - Father Mulcahy (MASH Season 6) What we hope ever to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence. -Samuel Johnson, lexicographer (1709-1784) Just because you are miserable when sober does not mean recovery has failed you. You just have more work to do. - heard by Bill B. The ultimate objective of this book is to strengthen your recovery and your ability to carry the message to others who still suffer. A secondary objective is to provide tools for effectively managing the success of your sobriety. Based on the 12x12, its for anyone in recovery who follows a 12-step program and wishes to raise their understanding of the steps to a higher level. Review each step and concept in detail. Write your own personal story for each step. Key terms, concepts for contemplation, definitions and usage are provided to enhance your understanding. Inspired from the experience, strength, and hope of thousands of alcoholics who came before me.