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From the books  ...  Alcoholics Anonymous (Big Book) and Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions (12 & 12)


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1.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... decision.  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxx  
They are over-remorseful and make many resolutions, but never a decision.


2.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... decision.  BB Into Action, p.86  
Here we ask God for inspiration, an intuitive thought or a decision.


3.
View APPENDIX VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form)   ... Decision."  BB Appendix VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form), p.574  
III. To insure effective leadership, we should endow each element of A.A. -- the Conference, the General Service Board and its service corporations, staffs, committees, and executives -- with a traditional "Right of Decision."


4.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... decision, and an inventory of your grosser ...  BB How It Works, p.71  
If you have already made a decision, and an inventory of your grosser handicaps, you have made a good beginning.


5.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... decision and tell his story, but do ...  BB Working With Others, p.96  
Let him know you are available if he wishes to make a decision and tell his story, but do not insist upon it if he prefers to consult someone else.


6.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... decision is yes, whether the reason be ...  BB To Employers, p.140  
If your decision is yes, whether the reason be humanitarian or business or both, then the following suggestions may be helpful.


7.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... decision must be made or engagement kept.  BB There Is A Solution, p.21  
He has a positive genius for getting tight at exactly the wrong moment, particularly when some important decision must be made or engagement kept.


8.
View STEP THREE essay   ... decision to exert himself.  12&12 Step Three, p.40  
When he acquires willingness, he is the only one who can make the decision to exert himself.


9.
View CONTENTS   Decision to subsist on A.A. voluntary contributions ...  12&12 Contents (Tradition Seven), p.11  
Decision to subsist on A.A. voluntary contributions only.


10.
View STEP THREE essay   ... decision to swing the door open.  12&12 Step Three, p.34  
All we need is a key, and the decision to swing the door open.


11.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... decision to turn our will and our ...  BB How It Works, p.59  
3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.


12.
View CONTENTS   ... decision to turn our will and our ...  12&12 Contents (Step Three), p.5  
Step Three -- "Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God, as we understood Him."


13.
View STEP THREE essay   ... decision to turn our will and our ...  12&12 Step Three, p.34  
"Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him."


14.
View STEP THREE essay   ... decision to turn our will and our ...  12&12 Step Three, p.34  
In fact, the effectiveness of the whole A.A. program will rest upon how well and earnestly we have tried to come to "a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him."


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View STEP THREE essay   ... decision to turn our will and our ...  12&12 Step Three, p.38  
So it is by circumstance rather than by any virtue that we have been driven to A.A., have admitted defeat, have acquired the rudiments of faith, and now want to make a decision to turn our will and our lives over to a Higher Power.


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View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... decision was a vital and crucial step, ...  BB How It Works, p.64  
Though our decision was a vital and crucial step, it could have little permanent effect unless at once followed by a strenuous effort to face, and to be rid of, the things in ourselves which had been blocking us.


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View TRADITION TWO essay   ... decision, who holds no resentment over his ...  12&12 Tradition Two, p.135  
The elder statesman is the one who sees the wisdom of the group's decision, who holds no resentment over his reduced status, whose judgment, fortified by considerable experience, is sound, and who is willing to sit quietly on the sidelines patiently awaiting developments.


The 164 and More™ Book, eBook, and Web Site are all CONCORDANCES which display passages from the Big Book Alcoholics Anonymous, the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, and the A.A. Grapevine (A.A. Preamble only).  Sorting and rendering passages in the proprietary format of the 164 and More concordance does not in any way imply affiliation with or endorsement by either Alcoholics Anonymous World Services Inc., or the A.A. Grapevine, Inc.  Further A.A.W.S. Inc. and the A.A. Grapevine Inc. have no objection to the use of this material in the 164 and More concordance.

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