When I quit smoking, I did it spur-of-the-moment. I didn't tell anyone. I was afraid of the embarrassment that if I told everyone that I quit and then failed, I'd have to tell them that I slipped. But after one day, I thought it would be a good idea if I told everyone that I could. I figured that the fear of embarrassment would motivate me to stay quit. It worked. I made sure that I didn't smoke to save "face."