AnnetteMM

Hoping vs. Knowing

Blog Post created by AnnetteMM on May 23, 2019

I commented on a post today about the difference between HOPING and KNOWING.   It really is a light bulb moment in our quits.  It's when we stop fighting ourselves and accept that not smoking is our choice.  These ideas are certainly not original to me...but I thought of some examples.

                                                                                       

 

I hope I feel like going for a walk today.

I know I will go out for a walk today.

 

I hope I can lose 20 pounds.

I know I won't lose weight if I keep eating candy.

 

I hope I can quit smoking.

I KNOW I HAVE QUIT SMOKING. 

 

Then there's the difference between TRYING and DOING. (And I always think of Yoda whenever I say that.)

 

Do, or do not. There is no try.

 

I will try to lose weight. (Yeah, I know. It's a thing.)

I AM actively working on losing weight.

 

I am trying to quit smoking.

I HAVE QUIT smoking.

 

I try so hard to get out of bed before noon.

I set my alarm for 8:00 am and I am getting up at that time daily.

 

I can actually FEEL the difference in all those statements as I type them.

Every time I type one of the "I hope" or "I try" statements, in my mind I'm doing that thing like:

 

                                                                     

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You made the choice to start smoking. You can make the choice to stop.

 

 

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