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A Call to Failure

I had a call to a mission,           Signed in my heart and sealed, And I felt my success was certain,           And the end seemed already revealed; The sea was without a murmur,           Unwrinkled its even flow, And … Continue reading

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Step One: stepping down

Step 1: We admitted we were powerless over alcohol—that our lives had become unmanageable. It has been estimated that over two million people worldwide are currently partaking in the assistance provided by an Alcoholics Anonymous group, and AA has been in … Continue reading

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How embracing failure can guarantee the greatest success

One of the unique things about the Catch, and we think worthy of your support, is that we are not afraid to reveal our own processes. No one is perfect, and leadership does not consist in the absence of failure, … Continue reading

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The treatment center’s Most Improved Resident

“Congratulations and good luck when you go home.” That is how the speech introducing the Most Improved Resident award at Chandler’s treatment center ended at a very special Awards Banquet last night. The banquet hall of the nicest hotel in … Continue reading

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What to do with failure? Hide it? No, unless you like being alone to yourself. “So how are you?” someone inquires and you say, “I am fine. I am all right. I absolutely couldn’t be better.” And if pressed to … Continue reading

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Monkey see, monkey (don’t) do

Probably the most dysfunctional thing about my family growing up (and every family has something dysfunctional) was the avoidance of confrontation at all cost, and each day as I still struggle with this, I am constantly made aware of just … Continue reading

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All Fall Down

All Fall Down Words and Music by John Fischer and Dan Russell All fall down Pieces on the ground All fall down Pieces on the ground They live in high places They’re keeping everybody under They smile with two faces … Continue reading

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Learning from failure

Marti recently wrote the following, and I quote: “And of course, it is in all of this that we learn that failure is not such a bad thing. While it is not a word that many of us know, it … Continue reading

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