August 26

Tenth Step inventory

“We continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.”

Step Ten


A daily Tenth Step keeps us on a sound spiritual footing.  While each member asks different questions, some questions have been found to be helpful to almost everyone.  Two key Tenth Step questions are, “Am I honestly in touch with myself, my actions, and my motives?  And have I prayed for God’s will for me and the power to carry it out?”  These two questions, answered honestly, will lead us into a more thorough look at our day.

When focusing on our relationships with others, we may ask, “Have I harmed anyone today, either directly or indirectly?  Do I need to make amends to anyone as a result of my actions today?”  We keep it simple in our inventory if we remember to ask, “Where was I wrong?  How can I do it better next time?”

NA members often find that their inventories include other important questions.  “Was I good to myself today?  Did I do something for someone else and expect nothing in return?  Have I reaffirmed my faith in a loving Higher Power?”

Step Ten is a maintenance step of the NA program.  The Tenth Step helps us to continue living comfortably in recovery.


Just for today:  I will remember to review my day.  If I have harmed another, I will make amends.  I will think about how I can act differently.