What is defeat?....Nothing but the first step to something better - Wendell Phillips
I think it's really hard for people to admit defeat....I know it was for me. And I didn't necessarily like that word "defeat"....it made me feel like I was "losing in a game", and me being the extremely competitive person that I am, that word defeat just didn't sit well with me. What I like to say is "surrender".....getting to the point of complete and total surrender to this disease, that's the first part of recovery. Once I surrendered to my alcoholism, I felt the biggest weight lifted from my shoulders. I've got a long way to go in my recovery, but I'll never forget the day I finally surrendered and asked for some help....12/16/09.
What are some of your thoughts/feelings/stories about defeat or surrender?
Annette Guest posting for Emily