Drop The Rock: Removing Character Defects - Steps Six and Seven by Bill PittmanResentment. Fear. Self-Pity. Intolerance. Anger. This cast of character defects will undermine the best-laid plans for recovery from addiction. Its not uncommon for individuals in recovery to hang on to negative, self-defeating behaviors after theyve given up their addiction. These are the rocks that can sink recovery - or, at the least, block further progress. With more than 100,000 copies sold, Drop the Rock is the definitive guide to removing character defects that can prevent gratifying, long-standing recovery. Based on the Twelve Step program, particularly the principles behind Steps Six and Seven, Drop the Rock combines personal stories, practical advice, and powerful insights to help readers move forward in recovery. The second edition features additional stories, a reference section, and information about starting a Drop the Rock study group.
Sandy B. - AA Speaker - "Problems Of Our Own Making" 12-Step Alcoholism Recovery
Character Defects (my own personal list)
In Step 4 as we take a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves, we must find out what we've got, what we need to get rid of, and what we need to acquire. The "fearless" is not about how we feel, but about what we write, thoroughly, rigorously honest. There are 20 character defects to ask about -- the individual wrongs we have done are not necessary to go over, just the defects that caused them. The inventory is of our defects, not our incidents. Going over the listing, we ask ourself have we honestly admitted our defects to ourself as we write out on paper how they have manifested in our lives and created the unmanageability we have known. Are we now willing to share them with another and with God?
We can so easily find our shortcomings or character defects. So many of us can spew out what is wrong with us. Embracing a healthy lifestyle in means embracing all of the good in us and focusing on the positive that we bring to the world around us. The following is a list of character assets. Begin working on the check-marked assets with intention and mindfulness. Before you know it, you will find that you are acting in your character assets far more often than in your character defects.