In recovery, the more work we do on ourselves the better we get to know who we truly are. At first, this notion is a scary one. Most of us don't really like who we are when we are not using. We're afraid to genuinely know ourselves because we've never done it before. It's something totally new.
When we get sober and get a sponsor we see that getting to know ourselves isn't as bad as we thought it was. We actually start to look at who we are and are excited by who we can be. When we ask for help through this process it becomes even easier. So we must open up and be excited about getting to know this new person....OURSELVES!