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Step 7: Progress Not Perfection

Step 7: Progress Not Perfection

All daily inspirations can be found in the book Sex and Porn Addiction Healing and Recovery. Used here with permission of the author.

Perfection has one grave defect; it is apt to be dull.

Many long-recovering addicts say their Higher Power can and does remove their character defects when asked. The problem is that their Higher Power will also return those defects, without charge, any time they want to re-engage with them. In this way, Step 7 is a prime example of the much-used 12-step adage: progress not perfection. Sometimes our progress occurs in leaps and bounds; other times it is so incremental as to hardly be noticeable. Either way, the primary goal of Step 7 is that our character defects will become less of a problem over time.

Task for Today
Accept that your imperfections are a part of you, but they don’t have to rule you.

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