I was watching the pregame show for the World Cup before the last US game. The US coach was talking about what they did wrong in the previous games and what they were going to do differently with the Belgian team.
As we all know, it didn't work out the way he thought and we hoped.
Why? Because you can't predict what your opponent is going to do. Another player can slide in behind yours and take out his legs and your star player is sidelined for the game and perhaps the rest of the games.
When you quit smoking, there is no other team, no opponent, NO VARIABLES.
What's between your ears is what controls the outcome.
Nothing can make you smoke. There's no one to blame if you choose to smoke except yourself.
What causes people to fail is what they make up in their own heads.
This is why we say you can make it (your quit) whatever you want it to be.
In the quitting process it's what you focus on that will determine your outcome, nothing else.