Continuous effort, not strength or intelligence, is the key to unlocking our potential.
Winston Churchill - 1874-1965 - Former British Prime Minister
People often come here with a fight to win attitude. I know I did! But I learned from the blogs that when we take this strategy we are fighting ourselves and who can beat themself without beating themself up? So it may seem like an enigma but strength is not the skill. Intelligence doesn't really matter either as smoking cessation is not rocket science. Yes, it helps to understand addiction and especially Nicotine Addiction but it's not very complicated.
Essentially there's only one rule, The Law of Addiction:
"Administration of a drug to an addict will cause
re-establishment of chemical dependence
upon the addictive substance."
It's simple not easy. It takes perseverance not intelligence or strength. Don't struggle with your quit self - remember that in this instance you made a decision. Now honor that decision no matter what! When you get tempted just remind yourself, "I don't do that anymore." Then turn away to something else.
You CAN do This!