You must do three things to reach your goals: dream big, start small, and think long. You have to fly the kite a little higher, a little longer each day. Over time, the ceiling becomes the floor.
Emil Zatopek, the great Olympian, said, “Step by step, a man will come to the fifth floor.” Zatopek rode that philosophy to three gold medals, winning 69 straight races, and running a total of 50,000 miles over his career, the equivalent of two laps around the earth.
You will never achieve sobriety a mile at a time. Sobriety is only achieved a step at a time. In fact, God offers an amazing promise for those willing to take life a step at a time: “As you go, step by step, I will open up the way before you” (Proverbs 4:12).
Recovery Step: If you want to be in a better place a year from now, take one step in that direction today.