From the January 1948 magazine.

14 Pointers to A.A. Success

If I am to stay sober, I must:

  1. Cultivate continued acceptance of the fact that my choice is between unhappy, drunken drinking and doing without one small drink.
  2. Cultivate enthusiastic gratitude that I have had the good fortune to find out what was wrong with me before it was too late.
  3. Expect as being both natural and inevitable that for a period of time (it may be a long one) I will recurringly experience: a conscious, nagging craving for a drink as such; a sudden, but compelling, impulse just to take a drink; a craving, not for a drink as such, but...

    -- J.S.B.

    Manhattan, New York