170 Obsolete Stuff

170 Obsolete Stuff

Al Kohallek is still holding on to obsolete stuff. Al Kohallek was a distributor in business; his main role was to supply his dealers with product, parts and training. He encouraged his dealers to keep their parts department upgraded, getting rid of obsolete, damaged and unsalable goods. The problem was Al Kohallek did not follow his own advise. He told himself it was good business to keep these obsolete parts, after all his dealers may one day need them. His new building gave him some extra space, so storage would not be a problem. He did not want to charge these parts off as a financial lost. Al Kohallek realized when he was doing the Step Four the wisdom in taking a fact-finding and a fact-facing inventory (Alcoholics Anonymous page 64). He had held on to some of his worse habits of thoughts and feelings. He had filled his mind with these obsolete, damaging, useless beliefs taking up space and energy. Even though some of them were not harmful, he had held on to these valueless childhood beliefs, far too long, a bad investment indeed. By practicing this principle in all his affairs he found himself clearing up the distributor’s warehouse, his closets and garage.


1. What are your obsolete beliefs you are still hanging on to?

2. What other relationships or areas suffer by your hanging on to obsolete, damaging or useless beliefs?

Random Awakening

My “Good Friday” begins with my owning what is in my skull, my personal “reality” and my surrendering it. Any day we begin our Steps can be thought of as our “Good Friday”.