In addiction, we often think of ourselves as smarter than others because of our ability to maintain the status quo of my use. My intelligence allowed me to experience short-term gratification that went along with long-term misery. How smart was I really? Intelligence is not winning in the moment. Intelligence comes from our ability to look at our situations, taking counsel from others and change when change is required. Being stubborn is not an asset. Today, I will demonstrate my intelligence by being open to change. I will recognize that change is not an all or nothing prospect, and that I don’t need to change everything, and be a doormat to others by changing everything suggested to me. However, I will be open to the notion that when it comes to my addiction, my way hasn’t worked, and allow change to become a part of my life.