~~The distance between dreams and reality is called action.~~ Unknown
I think quits are very personal. They have to be. No one else has your unique perspective on life. No one else sees the world through your eyes. No one else has your hopes and dreams or even your strengths or talents. And you need those things.....hopes, dreams, strengths, talents....to have your forever quit.
It's those people who take control of their quits who are now enjoying their sparkling, shining forever quit. Those people who not only ask questions but develop their own plans. Those people who not only pay attention to what others are saying but also take action on that advice. Those people who understand that what they think, they become.
Quitters create their quits. They plan them, they nuture them, they make their decisions and honor them. Using an NRT? They read the directions and use them properly. Quitting smart turkey? They have a list of coping skills to get them through. All of them know what to expect because they have done the research, they have done the reading, they have explored the world of quitting.
Quitters don't use words like "try" or "maybe" or "fail". They don't set themselves up to fail. They don't use excuses.
Be active in your quits, my friends. It's YOURS. Nurture it, nuture yourself. Love it, love yourself. Honor it, honor yourself.
You don't have to fail. You don't have to make this a negative, horrible experience. You don't have to be miserable. There is a spark of excitement in quitting. A flare of discovery. Living without an addiction is something to look forward to!! And when you hold tight to that precious realization, your quit becomes something of beauty.
So take action in your quit. Don't just want it. Don't just talk about it. Don't just ask others for input. Make decisions. Create it. Develop it. And then live it.