New years day has arrived. You made your resolution, weeks, days or maybe only hours ago. Whenever it was, it seemed like a good idea at the time. You are only hours into the new year and you are starting to question your decision, your resolve, or your ability to actually pull this thing off. Well join the club, there are likely millions of people waking up in the world today with the same thoughts, same concerns and basically, the same fears that you are experiencing now.
Sad truth to it is the majority of these people aren’t going to successfully quit and stay off smoking for the rest of their lives, even though that is what they hoped would happen. That fact will probably give you some solace for if you were to fail you would be no different than all of these other failures.
Again, it would probably give you some solace but for or practical purposes, it shouldn’t give you any. Your failure will likely cost you tens of thousands of dollars over the decades, years or maybe only months you have left in this world. It will immediately cost you your Freedom, start to cause further deterioration of your health and at some point very well cost you your life.
So why are you questioning your decision to stick to your resolution? Most likely, because you are afraid. You are possibly starting to feel symptoms of withdrawal and fearing that you are going to feel like the way you are feeling forever. You are starting to think of what you your life will be like without smoking and thinking that all of the things you ever enjoyed or are needed to do required you having to smoke. A life of withdrawal and worthlessness is how you may very well be picturing the rest of your existence if you stick to this silly resolution.
What seems to be some simple common sense of logic may very well kick in making you realize that you are afraid that you can’t quit, can’t stick to your quit, or may very well quit to lead a sad and miserable existence. You realize and easy way to stop the fear, simply give up your silly plan and get on with your inevitable life of actively feeding your nicotine addiction for another year.
Well this decision is not based on common sense—it is based out of rationalizations you are coming up with to face irrational fears—fears that if you do not overcome can go on to kill you.
The following videos address these issues above. You can quit smoking, you can stay free and your life will improve in many ways that you cannot begin to conceptualize while under the influence of nicotine's control. Make no mistake, even though you have not smoked for hours now you are still caught in the grip of nicotine's control. It is within your capability to overcome this grip and to gain your independence from nicotine for the rest of your life, by now simply turning your new year's resolution into a day by day personal commitment to never take another puff.