My home group studies the corresponding step for each month, That would be Step #6 this week. You know, every time I read from AA literature, I see things someone has sneaked in there over night! This time I learned that step one is the one step where we made the decision to admit complete powerlessness and to become completely willing, the other steps (2-12) are ideals….things to shoot for. Who knew!?
So, yes, there are things about my character that are not all that pleasant. I prefer to consider them “self-defeating behaviors”. I have never been all that motivated by the negative meaning that the word “defects” means in my head. Whatever word we use, whatever method of change we take, and however we approach this step, it can only get better than our best day as drunks. I hope your Monday gets off on a good, peaceful start.