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I recently attended an OA workshop about working an action plan. The leader shared many examples of how she uses this Tool in her recovery, while other members asked questions and shared their experience as well. I felt inspired in this roomful of recovery, but I also felt a nagging worry about such plans. After all, my self-will has created mega-plans before, and then run me ragged trying to execute them. Sometimes “plan” is a four-letter word for me. As I continued to listen and write notes in my journal (as I do in OA meetings), it dawned on me:

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