Important Characteristics of Sobriety: Leadership
For instance, one main character was Montrail “Money” Brown. He was an intelligent, caring young man who almost gave up on a positive future when he was injured during his senior year. Courtney’s leadership and support helped Brown who, not only returned to play at the end of season but, more importantly, received a full college scholarship from a private citizen who was moved by Brown’s courage and story.
The other theme I picked up was about how playing a sport doesn’t necessarily create character, but a person’s character influences his or her sports activities and involvement. In sports and in stressful situations, I believe our character is magnified. In sobriety and in recovery, our character is also magnified, thus the positive must be cultivated to produce the desired results.
Leadership doesn’t always mean standing in front of everyone and everything. A leader is sometimes one who believes in personal values and is willing to take risks based on them. By taking a leadership role to help others achieve sobriety, I acquired many other leadership positions, including CEO of a company with 250 employees who are all devoted to recovery from addiction. I was raised in a town of 2,500 people and I had no idea I would lead a company that would be 10% of my hometown population. I also didn’t imagine our organization would provide treatment for more people each year than the census of my hometown.