Being accountable in our lives is a component of sobriety that is sometimes overlooked. When we get better and our lives improve does not mean that we are going to live like saints. We are going to make mistakes in life that can create turmoil and bad thinking. That is all right though, we can get through it without picking up again.
Holding ourselves accountable in our mistakes is the first step in getting around it. To thine own self be true is a great phrase for this discussion. As alcoholics and addicts no one can learn from their mistakes better than we can.