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