Why do I kid myself that I must stay away from a drink for only one day,
when I know perfectly well I must never drink again as long as I live? I
am not kidding myself because one day at a time is probably the only way I
can reach the long-range objective of staying sober.
If I determine that I shall never drink
again as long as I live, I set myself up. How can I be sure I won't drink
when I have no idea what the future may hold?
On a day-at-a-time basis, I
am confident I can stay away from a drink for one day. So
I set out with confidence. At the end of the day, I have the
reward of achievement. Achievement feels good and that makes
me want more!