Sunday, September 27, 2015
A LIFE SECOND TO NONE
"The journey IS the destination: Don't keep worrying about outcomes. Worry about the process. Do your duty and do it well. The results will take care of themselves." —M. Sawhney
A fellow once asked me about writing as a career. He said he'd wanted to write ever since he was in school. He'd never really gotten started, however. "I mean, what if I put in all of that work and it never goes anywhere? It's no good. No one wants to publish it? I will have wasted all those years."
I told him that it seemed he didn't really want to write. What he wanted was to become successfully published.
It reminded me of a fellow I once met at an Al-Anon meeting. He told me he had a drinking problem but was attending Al-Anon "So I can get the program without having to stop drinking." It would be funny except for the fellow drinking himself to death, which he did a few short years later.
The Process: Don't use, go to meetings, get a sponsor, use the telephone, focus on getting through the current twenty-four hours clean.
The Outcome: For you, I don't know, except for you being clean. Everyone I know who's done it, though, eventually calls it "A life second to none."