“When you begin a great
work you can't expect to finish it all at once; therefore, do you and your
brothers press on and let nothing discourage you until you have entirely
finished what you have begun.”
is the Step that separates the men from the boys.” So declares a well-loved
clergyman who happens to be one of A.A.’s greatest friends. He goes on to
explain that any person capable of enough willingness and honesty to try
repeatedly Step Six on all his faults-without any reservations whatever—has
indeed come a long way spiritually, and is therefore entitled to be called a
man who is sincerely trying to grow in the image and likeness of his own
Steps & Twelve Traditions pg. 63
ambition is not what we thought it was. True ambition is the deep desire to
live usefully and walk humbly under the grace of God.
Twelve Steps & Twelve Traditions pgs. 124 & 125
Mystery help us stay on the path.