Every day, many thousands of new people join the ranks of ‘smoker’. Although their numbers are finally in decline, there is something we can learn from this: To start smoking, you have to ‘want’ to smoke. This seems glaringly obvious. Yet few of us consider just how deeply important this is to quitting.
Every Quit Smoking Aid Focuses on Desire
Every single quit smoking tool ever designed has focused primarily on your desire to continue smoking in some way. Whether it be through chemicals (prescription drugs, NRT), by targeting your subconscious (NLP, HPT), or another method, they all have a common goal: to reduce your desire to smoke.
Your Desire to Smoke is Your Greatest Enemy
And they target this desire for a good reason – your desire to smoke is your greatest obstacle to quitting. You see, you have to truly ‘want’ to Smoketools never smoke another cigarette again, and you must want this more than you want the perceived relief of another cigarette. Unfortunately, many tools do not make this clear enough to their users, and thus the reason they often fail. If you want to quit, but you want the feeling (or idea) that comes from another cigarette, you will fail. And fail again until your mind learns how to overcome it.
Your attitude is the Most Powerful Anti-Smoking Tool You could Ever Possess
The only way you will ever stop smoking is if you deeply desire to never have another cigarette again. If you can associate your former desire to smoke a cigarette with a new desire to never smoke again, you can succeed. If you would like to quit, but you still believe smoking a cigarette helped you in some way, you will still be fighting a desire to smoke while trying to quit.
Make a decision that cigarettes did not help you in any way (it’s true – and there’s plenty of evidence you can read to back it up if you need to). Make a decision that you never want another cigarette near your mouth again. And you have the most powerful tool you could ever possess to help you quit smoking – control over your own mind.