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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 HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... failure.  BB How It Works, p.64  
First, we searched out the flaws in our make-up which caused our failure.


2.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... failure.  BB Working With Others, p.101  
In our belief any scheme of combating alcoholism which proposes to shield the sick man from temptation is doomed to failure.


3.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... failure.  BB A Vision For You, p.151  
There was always one more attempt -- and one more failure.


4.
View CONTENTS   Failure and misery transformed by humility.  12&12 Contents (Step Seven), p.7  
Failure and misery transformed by humility.


5.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... failure and misery transformed by humility into ...  12&12 Step Seven, p.75  
Everywhere we saw failure and misery transformed by humility into priceless assets.


6.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... failure and success.  BB Working With Others, p.98  
That often makes the difference between failure and success.


7.
View STEP TEN essay   ... failure are converted into assets.  12&12 Step Ten, p.93  
Under these conditions, the pains of failure are converted into assets.


8.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... failure at life; that unless he is ...  12&12 Step Four, p.50  
By now the newcomer has probably arrived at the following conclusions: that his character defects, representing instincts gone astray, have been the primary cause of his drinking and his failure at life; that unless he is now willing to work hard at the elimination of the worst of these defects, both sobriety and peace of mind will still elude him; that all the faulty foundation of his life will have to be torn out and built anew on bedrock.


9.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... failure during delirium tremens, or I would ...  BB Bill's Story, p.7  
My weary and despairing wife was informed that it would all end with heart failure during delirium tremens, or I would develop a wet brain, perhaps within a year.


10.
View FOREWORD   ... failure in getting alcoholics to recover, three ...  12&12 Foreword, p.16  
After three years of trial and error in selecting the most workable tenets upon which the Society could be based, and after a large amount of failure in getting alcoholics to recover, three successful groups emerged -- the first at Akron, the second at New York, and the third at Cleveland.


11.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... failure, insanity, fatal illness, suicide -- these calamities ...  BB We Agnostics, p.56  
Business failure, insanity, fatal illness, suicide -- these calamities in his immediate family embittered and depressed him.


12.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... failure is always the result.  12&12 Tradition Nine, p.173  
We've tried it lots of times, but utter failure is always the result.


13.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... failure of the kind of defense that ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.24  
There is a complete failure of the kind of defense that keeps one from putting his hand on a hot stove.


14.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... failure of their human resources, they found ...  BB We Agnostics, p.50  
In the face of collapse and despair, in the face of the total failure of their human resources, they found that a new power, peace, happiness, and sense of direction flowed into them.


15.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... failure or success?  12&12 Step Twelve, p.112  
Furthermore, how shall we come to terms with seeming failure or success?


16.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... failure wouldn't jeopardize their personal survival.  12&12 Tradition Five, p.151  
Yet such a failure wouldn't jeopardize their personal survival.


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