Step 11: Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.
Original Manuscript Form: Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our contact with God, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.
Tradition 11 (Long Form): Our relations with the general public should be characterized by personal anonymity. We think A.A. ought to avoid sensational advertising. Our names and pictures as A.A. members ought not be broadcast, filmed, or publicly printed. Our public relations should be guided by the principle of attraction rather than promotion. There is never need to praise ourselves. We feel it better to let our friends recommend us.
* Do I sometimes promote AA so fanatically that I make it seem unattractive?
* Am I always careful to keep the confidences reposed in me as an AA member?
* Am I careful about throwing AA names around – even within the Fellowship?
* Am I ashamed of being a recovered, or recovering, alcoholic?
* What would AA be like if we were not guided by the ideas in Tradition Eleven? Where would I be?
* Is my sobriety attractive enough that a sick drunk would want such a quality for himself?
Concept XI: The trustees should always have the best possible committees, corporate service directors, executives, staffs, and consultants. Composition, qualifications, induction procedures, and rights and duties will always be matters of serious concern.
* Do we understand how the roles of nontrustee directors and nontrustee appointed committee members help serve and strengthen the committee system?
* How do we encourage our special paid workers to exercise their traditional “Right of Participation?”
* Do we practice rotation in all our service positions?