I’m generally not a computer pack rat, and tend to keep my inbox, sent and so on with little stuff in them. That being said, every now and again I hold on to something which I’ve read and intuitively know it is going to be very real on an upcoming day.
Below is something I received back in very early September. I was aware that it was there, and in talking with a couple of clients today, it reminded me to look back and share.
Once again the passage happens to be from the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous and dates back to the late 1930’s, but funny, it is as true today as it was back then.
For those many, who do not have a problem with drinking, substitute any issue you want following the words “most basic problem: my ____________ and myself.
“I began to feel like a clown juggling too many balls.
Each ball represented a problem I was keeping up in the air.
My arms were weary and I knew I couldn't keep on much longer, but I was not about to give up. My pride and ego wouldn't let me.
Bosses, judges, co-workers, lawyers, car notes, bar tabs, loan sharks, utility payments, landlords, my girlfriend, people I had double-crossed --
I looked to all these as the source of my problems, while overlooking the most basic problem: my drinking and myself.
I'd known for a long time that I desperately wanted off this merry-go-round, but I had no idea how to do it.” - Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 506
I do well remember when personally, and certainly talked with a couple of people today, who could have had the same quote, give or take a word or two! Can you relate to the passage?
If you can relate, want to get off the “Merry-go-round” that is your life today, but don’t know how, please get in touch. I have been fortunate to work with hundreds of others who after a conversation have found some answers to the question how- and there is no one size fits all. Please feel free to get in touch here or through It may just be time you spend that helps you to know how to get off your merry-go-round permanently. (On or

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Keith is a Master Life Coach helping clients to build a fishing Rod. He does not provide fish.