Victory is not won in miles, but in inches. Win a little
now, hold your ground, and later win a little more. For athletes to succeed as
runners, they must not stop after their first race is won. To become the best,
they need constant practice and warm-ups, and race after race. Some races they
will win; others they won't. But in each race they will have achieved another
step in their success as a runner.
We, too, must set goals and achieve them step by step. When
we entered the program, our goal may have been to know ourselves well enough to
make decisions. We then entered "little races" that led toward that
goal: sharing our feelings, asking for help, taking our Fourth Step, telling a
friend what we wanted to do. Each time we accomplished one, we moved closer to
our goal. We need to give ourselves credit for all the " little
races" we've won. If we look not to the goal but to the path, we will see
we are gaining ground step by step. I can take another step toward my goals.
Each small step deserves recognition and praise.
Progress not perfection!!!!