“Let us never fear needed change. Certainly we have to discriminate between changes for worse and changes for better. But once a need becomes clearly apparent in an individual, in a group, or in A.A. as a whole, it has long since been found out that we cannot stand still and look the other way.
“The essence of all growth is willingness to change for the better and then an unremitting willingness to shoulder whatever responsibility this entails.”
-Grapevine July 1965
Here is a talk by Bill W. on gratitude and growth.