Yeah, those are really powerful steps Roy, see why they help many folks.
Observing reality as accurate as possible, seems to give the whole system
some real power. The folks that created this list were obviously structuralists.
The structure that these 12 steps create forms the strong foundation on
which people build new lives.
Interesting that the process I used to lose weight many years ago, was also focused
on building a structure first. I already wrote those steps a few time, but the
two that form the structure are:
1) knowing the end-result you want to create
2) accurately observing the current circumstances
in relation to the end-result you are aiming to hit
and eventually know down.
Simultaneously focusing on these two steps, creates tension in this simple
structure, and this tension provides the motivation to go from where you
are now, to where you want to be in the future, when the target is reached.