I've just registered with this forum. I have 7 months of sobriety, have worked through the first 3 steps and am now embarking on the 4th. I have avoided this one a bit which doesn't seem to be unusual from what I've heard from others. I am currently in between sponsors but have decided I need to jump into this step and just get started. I will probably be at it for a while and that's OK.
I really like what marie123 wrote, to include anyting that has shaped me into the woman I am today. I also like the advice above, to JUST DO IT like the Nike commercial says. So that's what I'm going to do!!
Looking forward to participating in this forum.
<<I really like what marie123 wrote, to include anyting that has shaped me into the woman I am today.>>
Actually, what you might find is that these things that you write down are not you, they are what you've become. They are all the false beliefs about yourself and others and the world around you. The inventory is the beginning of a process of facing and being rid of this stuff. Not coping with it or dealing with it, but getting rid of it. To cope means to struggle, and I don't know about you, but by the time I got sober, coping had just about killed me. We want to get rid of this stuff. One of my mentors, Don Pritts, used to say "Get rid of who you are not so that who you are can show up." I know this lady around town who says "I'm not my story."
<<I also like the advice above, to JUST DO IT like the Nike commercial says. So that's what I'm going to do!!>>
That's what I say. I'd go so far as to say that those who say that the inventory is hard are the ones who have never completed one. I'm not really interested in hearing why you can't do it. Just do it.