"Be interested in character, not convenience." G.F.

Initially in addiction recovery, there is a selfish type of mentality that often causes decisions to be based on what is most convenient and not necessarily what is actually the best character building choice. Character choices often take a back seat to what is more convenient. If this is not resolved it could leave the person empty and could perpetuate a desire to continue drug or alcohol use.

To help differentiate which choices are for character and which are for convenience the person in recovery can ask the following question, "Will this act benefit me or someone else?" If the answer is that the act can help someone else it is more likely to build character, if it is to help yourself it is more likely for convenience.