My intellect must learn to cooperate otherwise it will only incorporate self-centered motives.

"Learning to cooperate with others was a challenge for me when I entered recovery as I was prone to be more selfish in my thinking and behavior. I was a very judgmental person. So in recovery, I made it a goal each day to pick the person I disliked the most and try to make one small positive engagement with them. I often tried to give a small compliment to them. This challenged me to look at the situation and them differently and to watch how I judged people and situations. I often found that doing this gave me a new perspective on the person along with a better understanding of myself." -Garry