Truth and Solvency

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Thought for today: It’s been said that “you’re as sick as your secrets”.   Secrets have a way of taking energy from us, while the truth generally allows us to grow in energy. When secrets are many, we risk tripping over them, like clutter in a room.  We dare not talk about our problems in public.  We hide […]

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“3 Ways Step 10 Helps Our Solvency and Serenity”

Looking at ourselves

Thought for today: Step Ten is a simple tool to help us understand how we are doing, and to identify opportunities to improve our lives.  Our solvency and serenity improve as we make Step Ten a daily habit. DA Step 10: 10. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it. A member shares: “I […]

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Expectations: Resentments In Training Wheels

Our common welfare depends on DA unity

Thought for today: When we expect others to behave a certain way, it sets us up for anger.  They have free will, and they resent being manipulated. Expectations and resentment lead us down a rabbit hole that brings us to debt and despair.  We need to constantly be on guard for attempts to control others. DA Step 4: […]

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How the Moral Inventory in Step 4 Is a Bridge to Prosperity

Performing in the City

Thought for today: When we have worked through the process of finding a Higher Power of our understanding, we have made great progress.  With the help of this Power, we will find the strength to look inside ourselves. We will look closely at what motivates us, and be willing to work through any denial.  We become […]

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Freedom From Fear

Thought for today: We all have fears.  Some are rational and keep us safe, like looking before crossing the street.   Others hold us back from making progress, and are debilitating. For example, take a small fear that we may have learned – to fear technology.  We are afraid we will break something on the computer, or that we will become overwhelmed […]

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Steady Progress With Step 10

"I experienced timelessness on this vacation. Now that I am back, I feel more clear and energized than ever."

Thought for today: Having taken Steps 4 through 9, we have learned a lot about ourselves.  We have identified our main character defects, and sought to heal them. Periodically, we will benefit from checking our motives as we continue to work the DA program.  DA Step 10 combines Steps 4 through 9 into one digestible idea that we can take with […]

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“How I Dealt With Time Frustration”

Simple Is Beautiful

Thought for today: When we are angry, we are living in the past.  When we are afraid, we are living in the future.  Frustration hits when we are not living in the present. We need to creatively find our way back.  This is where Steps Four and Ten can help. A member shares: “I had no […]

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Inventories Help Us Improve

Thought for today: Performing an occasional inventory is important for any business.  Businesses take stock of items on hand.  Owners decide what is salable, what to mark down, and what to give away or discard. Inventories are systematic.  They are not haphazard.  They are thorough and fearless. A good inventory is more intellect than emotion. Business of all sizes perform […]

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How Did You Do In the First Half of the Year?

Thought for today: Now that the first half of the year has come to a close, why not stop and contemplate how we’re doing with money, and adjust our Action Plans to better suit our goals? Just as a sail boat veers off course and the sailor adjusts the sails, so our money-course needs adjusting.  Everyone needs course-correction to get […]

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Courage to Change

Thought for today: A fearless personal inventory takes courage.  During it we often discover that the motive for our actions is fear of losing something: We fear not getting enough money, sex, love, admiration of friends, society’s praises, achievement, and so on. Fear leads to character defects of pride, anger, lust, envy, laziness, greed and gluttony. We are […]

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