From the January 2005 magazine.

You Gotta

When I first got into AA and found myself floating around on that pink cloud, I began to get in a hurry to make up for lost time. I talked to my sponsor about it. He set me straight fast.

"What you got is a bad case of 'the gottas,'--'You gotta do this, you gotta do that, gotta go here and gotta go there. You gotta take care of this and then get on top of that.'"

He continued: "You drank for thirty years. Do you think you can erase all of that in a few months? Listen to me. You've got only one gotta: You gotta not drink one day at a time. Included in that is all you gotta do...

-- Anonymous