Selfishness and self-centeredness are the roots of our problems. It is so easy to slip back into the bondage of self where we are the only concern we have. “What’s in it for me? What do I need? How do people see me? What are people doing for me?” If we as alcoholics continue to remain in the bondage of self, we will surely fall into self-pity and drink again.
Today, I’m not going to be selfish by putting myself first. I’m going to put my Higher Power first, others second, and myself last. Serving my Higher Power and the people around me is the proper use of the will.