1. LET GO OF THE PAST
Successful people are future-oriented.
They’re not tied to the past nor dwell on their mistakes. They learn from them and move on.
Quitter’s takeaway: If you slip up and have one smoke, accept that you’re human. Stay positive and get right back on your smoke-free path.
2. CONTINUOUSLY IMPROVE
A desire to improve and grow is a common trait of successful people.
Whether it’s taking a class, reading a book on a new topic or challenging yourself to go beyond a personal record, there are many ways to better yourself.
Quitter’s takeaway: Quitters can gain an amazing amount of time by not smoking. Use this time for a personal upgrade. A few ideas include learning a new language, growing a garden, or taking up a new sport.
3. REWARD YOURSELF
When you’re working at full speed, it’s important to pause and care for yourself.
Successful people take time for daily meditation or to exercise. Some enjoy giving back to the community by volunteering at an animal shelter or a local church. Others plan weekend getaways.
Quitter’s takeaway: Celebrating a cigarette-free milestone is a great time to reward yourself for the hard work and accomplishment.
4. SHOW GRATITUDE
Check arrogance at the door.
Most successful people are grateful for their opportunities. They realise how fortunate they are to be where they are in life. They take time to reflect on all the good things around them.
Quitter’s takeaway: When you’re hitting a rough patch while trying to quit, think about all the things you’re grateful for. Make a list so you can review. Before you know it, that craving is likely to have passed.
5. GIVE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY
Achieving success creates an opportunity to inspire and motivate others.
Successful people realise that they have the power to encourage others to overcome challenges and fulfil dreams.
Quitter’s takeaway: On your way to successfully quitting, reach out to others by sharing your success story.
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