The infinite game


Do you know Seth Godin? I love him. A few weeks ago he wrote this powerful little piece about the Infinite Game. I just read it and cried.

The infinite game is the one you keep on playing, not to win or lose, but because the journey is all there is and it’s worth it. It’s the game where you never stop giving. It’s where you throw a slower pitch so the batter can hit the ball.

It’s not about what happens in the long run – you getting the job, or reaching some great goal or whatever. It’s about that daily laughter with your family and friends. It’s that daily sense, when you look in the mirror and you don’t have any of that shame and you don’t have any of that stuff. And you’re looking at yourself with that joy of, “you know what? I am who I am, and that’s enough, and God is crazy about me!”

The cry and desire of my heart is that we do that for each other! That’s what the journey of recovery is about – playing the infinite game. That’s what Step 12 is about: “Having had a spiritual experience as a result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to others and to practice these principles in all our affairs.”

At True Step, it’s not about meeting some business objective or making a fundraising goal. Those things only matter for one reason: To keep us in the game. The goal is only ever about helping the next person, the next family, stand up. That’s what we do for each other in recovery.

Thanks for staying in the game!

Always remember that God is crazy about you … me too!

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