Thomas3.20.2010

Positive Attitude

Blog Post created by Thomas3.20.2010 on Sep 23, 2011
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. Helen Keller (1880-1968) We talk about Positive Attitude a lot here but to a person who first sees that term used here might be left wondering just what we mean! After all, you would think that there are as many smokers with a Positive Attitude as those who have quit or never smoked, right? Well, when it comes to smoking cessation and addiction even the most optimistic person when confronted with their addiction will still cling to their drug of choice as much as any other addict. But they do have a skill that they can use - once they change their perspective about Nicotine. I call this KNOW YOUR ENEMY! We addicts - any addict - think that our drug is our Friend! So when we talk about Positive Attitude - First, we must educate ourselves on the ENEMY NICOTINE! Knowing that Nicotine simply spends excessively our money, time and energy at the expense of the PEOPLE in our lives while simultaneously robbing us and our Loved Ones of Health and Happiness brings the Optimistic Person to refocus their Goal! I must have HOPE and CONFIDENCE that I can set aside this Addiction FOREVER! This is the Positive Attitude we speak of! I can Break the Chains of Addiction Inprisonment for LIFE! I will always be an Addict but I can DECIDE to live Addiction FREE for LIFE! I can reclaim the True Self that was bestowed on me by my Creator and is my Birthright! I can do this because I, like Dorothy, and her ruby slippers always held the key to FREEDOM. No matter how gilded the Cage of Addiction may appear to me, I recognize that it is Not FREEDOM! And when seen through the eyes of freedom the gilding on the cage was purely an illusion! So NEWBIES, We call on YOU to have Optimism! Cling to your Hope and Confidence when you are having a very challenging moment! You CAN do it! 45 Million people want to quit but 47 Million people HAVE SUCCESSFULLY QUIT! Coming here every day you will constantly encounter people who are doing it and those who continue to do it years in advance! There is absolutely nothing different or special about these people that leads to their SUCCESS! They were just like YOU when they got started. Some of these people had stop-start sputters, some had once and for all Eureka Experiences, some used these quit tools, others used those quit tools but what they all had in common was POSITIVE ATTITUDE! READ,READ,READ about Nicotine Addiction and Smoking Cessation and come here Daily and Read, Blog and Comment! The more you participate the more you help yourself to become one of the SUCCESSFUL EXers! The DECISION is yours! Is your and your family's Health and Happiness worth the effort? Cling to your Positive Attitude and your Quit will not only be successful but relatively easier! Who wants to spin their wheels? "The secret of getting started is breaking your complex, overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one." - Mark Twain

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