Experience has taught me that my alcoholic personality
tends to be grandiose. While having seemingly good intentions,
I can go off on tangents in pursuit of my "causes." My ego
takes over and I lose sight of my primary purpose. I may even
take credit for God's handiwork in my life. Such an overstated
feeling of my own importance is dangerous to my sobriety and
could cause great harm to A.A. as a whole.
My safeguard, the Twelfth Tradition,
serves to keep me humble. I realize, both as an individual
and as a member of the Fellowship, that I cannot boast of
my accomplishments, and that "God is doing for us what we
could not do for ourselves."