~~If you believe you can, you might. If you know you can, you will.~~ Unknown
I believe in the power of words, whether through thoughts, conversations, or posts. And when I quit, I used my words carefully and thoughtfully because I really, really was ready to quit. So on the day of my quit rather than thinking "I hope this one sticks", I thought "I will never smoke again." Rather than say "I don't want to fail", I said "I can't fail". Rather than believing that I could quit, I knew this was it.
Now, not everyone is a word person like I am. But the power of your quit is in your thoughts and your words. It is your behavior, of course, that makes you lose a quit but it is your thoughts and words before you actually reach for that cigarette that reflect your intentions.
So pay attention to what you're thinking as you quit. Pay attention to what you're saying. Do not leave that smoking door open!! No more "I hope" and "Maybe this time". Own your quit by owning your words. "I will". "Never again". "No matter what".
Quitting won't kill you. It challenges you. It changes you. It is exhilarating and exhausting. An adventure and an exploration. You'll feel powerful and you'll feel fragile. You'll be energized and you'll be fatigued. But you'll never, ever regret saying "I will never smoke again."