~~The task ahead of you is never greater than the strength within you.~~ Unknown
We tend to forget that sometimes. As we fear the task or resent the task or go into it reluctantly, all our attention is on the task instead of on remembering that we can do anything we set our minds to.
Quitting can be that way. We focus on how hard it is. We focus on how easy other people make it seem. We focus on not really thinking we can. We focus on everything outward and forget to look within.
Look within. It's there where you'll find the courage to do this. It's there where you'll take those all important steps. It's there where your quit is. Truly. YOU are the magic. YOU are the miracle. YOU are all you need to nurture your quit into being. Know what you have to do and then do it. Your way. Your quit is yours to do with what you want. Own it. Love it. Baby it. Protect it. It's more than just not smoking....it's finding your confidence to make it through life rather than hiding behind cigarettes. It's feeling every emotion both positive and negative and knowing that you will be ok no matter what that emotion is. It's being an individual, delightfully unique and wonderfully self-sufficient, while also enjoying being a part of your tribe. It's inner knowledge that you can't quite explain to others but are secretly thrilled that you have. Your quit is IN you. So please don't lose yourself looking for it somewhere else. Don't waste time trying to find it in a blog or a book or a philosophy. Don't try to be like her or him or them. Your quit is IN you. Be like you.
"Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle." Christian D. Larson