"You cannot make yourself feel something you do not feel, but you can make yourself do right in spite of your feelings."
~ Pearl S. Buck ~
So maybe you're not "The Happy Quitter!" When I first heard this term from James I thought it was totally nuts! I was very early in my quit and anything but "happy!" So I had to set that thought on the back burner and just work my quit - one challenging day after the other!
What I allowed to happen is to give fertile ground for the possibility that maybe, one day I might become a Happy Quitter! And of course, live N.O.P.E. every single moment of every single day!
If you think this positive talk about the quit journey sounds out of your reach, think about this: So today Smoke FREE Happiness is out of my reach but that doesn't mean I can't do the right thing! And it doesn't mean that by reaching anyway, tomorrow it will be that much closer, and the tomorrow after that, until I wake up one morning and there it is, not just in my reach, it's in my heart, mind and soul! I have become a Happy Quitter! You don't obtain what you don't reach for!
Thoughts and feelings don't have to blindly be followed. YOU have executive control! YOU get to decide your actions no matter what!
WILLINGNESS not WILLPOWER!