At some point in our lives and some point in our quits we have to take responsibility. Whether it is past actions that we may not be proud of, or present actions that we can't get a'hold of and are not proud of. We have to recognize that we are responsible for SOME things in our lives. We can't blame EVERYTHING on everybody else and every stress and all our past history - all the time.
Because if we DO, we will never get over ourselves. We will never move on to the next stage of our personal psychological and most important of all - spiritual journeys.
I'm gonna be 70 years old in July. I continue to learn things every day. Not only about my quitting journey but about my life journey. But I was brought up with the teaching of personal responsibility.
And as part of that personal responsibility I took responsibility for my quit. I think that's what the current generation calls "owning it?"
OWN YOUR QUIT. Be responsible for your actions in the process. Don't allow the every-ready excuses to undermine your resolve, your commitment, your hope and your dream for freedom.
Take responsibility for your choice to be smoke-free. I think when you do that you will have better success in becoming and remaining so.
I offer this with so much love and hope you cannot know.