An alcoholic who becomes sober by sheer willpower,is a success!
“But he starts drinking again” the cynic complains.So,has his success ended? No!
Those weeks,months,years while he was sober inspired others to follow his example.
Some of them may be still sober today.And they are inspiring others who will inspire others.
So even if the alcoholic reverts,the past success however brief,may influence other lives.
Positive memories of the sober times may once again draw him to another Alcoholics Anonymous meeting.
His success is really unending!