This was my Google question when I started out 2 years ago.
What keeps a person from success?
I have the answer now.
For me, it's fear.
Why can't I do that? Why do they have all the luck? What am, I, doing wrong?
The saying we learn in AA, "it works if you work it", stands true in other areas of our life as well.
It is with an abundance of prayer, determination, hard work, a willingness to learn, change, and a strong desire to, want, to succeed, that one does. A "keep coming back", attitude, that pushes you forward.
A constant flow of wonderful people telling you over and over in different ways, that,
YOU CAN DO IT!, always helps too.
If I don't make it, it's because I'm afraid. Other people didn't have luck. They weren't better than me. They just worked and studied hard, and continue to work and study hard every day. What I was doing wrong, was allowing my fear to stop me.
Every step I made toward success, I ran two steps back. If I'm going to succeed, I'm going to have to move forward without fear. I know, as long as I do the next right thing, I CAN, and will, be successful.
For an alcoholic, one minute, one hour, one day of sobriety is success.
But some day, you're going to want more than sobriety.
So until we meet again.
I wish you well.
In the words of our dear Lord, "Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world." Matthew 28:20