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The Twelve Steps Made Simple


The Twelve Steps Made Simple

  1. There’s a power that will kill me.

  2. There is a power that wants me to live.

  3. Which do I want? (If you want to die, stop here. If you want to live go on.)

  4. Using examples from your own life, understand that selfishness, dishonesty, resentment, and fear control your actions.

  5. Tell all your private, embarrassing secrets to another person.

  6. Decide whether or not you want to live that way anymore.

  7. If you want your life to change, ask a Power greater than yourself to change it for you. (If you could have changed it yourself, you would have long ago.)

  8. Figure out how to make right all the things you did wrong.

  9. Fix what you can without causing more trouble in the process.

  10. Understand that making mistakes is part of being human. (When you make a mistake, fix it, immediately if you can.)

  11. Ask for help to treat yourself and others like you the way you want your Higher Power to treat you.

  12. Don’t stop doing 1 through 11 and pass it on.