In the program you will find some very powerful and successful individuals, who also happen to be alcoholics or addicts. One of these competent captains of industry was recently sharing at a meeting. A few weeks before he had overcome an important hurdle at work. Feeling very proud of himself, he walked into his home that evening and declared to his wife, “Honey, I did it, I finally pulled off that deal”. His wife happened to also be in the program. She smiled at him and said, “yes you did, with G-d’s help”. Her response certainly wasn’t the one he was expecting. He was looking for accolades about how wonderful he was, and here she was reducing his accomplishment. When he thought about it, he realized that she was right. It was true that a major goal had been accomplished at work. However the reality was that over a hundred people were involved in a project that was a year in the making. The man realized that it was arrogant on his part to fail to give credit to all of the employees who had contributed time and energy to the project. He sheepishly admitted that he also failed to acknowledge his Higher Power as part of his formula of success. By the end of the meeting he was once again “right sized”.
Personal Reflection: Am I right sized today?