190 Productivity

190 Productivity?

My friend Sam’s boss at General Motors told him that he confused activity with productivity. Being a workaholic I can identify with that statement. I believed if I stayed busy, I would have an all-around successful life, Spiritual, mental, physical, emotional and social. In other words I could earn an "Al Kohallek" success. Before I joined AA I carried that illusion into every area of my life. When I had any degree of success, I took credit, when I failed I used my old drug, guilt and punishment. I believed if I punished myself enough whatever would correct its self or go away, instead that only compounded the problem. I now realize that just staying busy did not equal success. There is a solution –"Lack of power that was our dilemma. We had to find a power by which we could live, and it had to be a Power greater than ourselves. Obviously. But where and how were we to find this Power? Well, that’s exactly what this book (Alcoholics Anonymous p 45) is about. Its main object is to enable you to find a Power greater than yourself which will solve your problem." Even though I retried for active business long ago, I had nightmares about being a non-producer for years. After working the Steps I could accept that my Higher Power was, is my only true source. The "law of lack and limitation" no longer block me off from the sunlight of the Spirit. Alcoholics Anonymous came to my rescue once again.


1. In what area(s) do you confuse activity with productivity?

2. If so what is your best solution?

Random Awakening

When we began doing Workshops, Retreats and Study Groups a great many years ago we set them up as open to all who may find them useful.