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Quit Date: 08/01/2018


Posted August 31, 2019 


I used to think I did not have the willpower to quit smoking.  Every attempt, my thoughts would drift back to needing that cigarette and the excuses of why I could not quit.  

Last night, as I lay in bed, I could not get this word out of my mind.  I realized that, over the past year, this word has really changed meaning for me.

I always had the willpower to quit smoking, I just did not know how to do it.  Stumbling across this forum was a life changer for me.

We all have the power to change our lives for the better, but many times we do not feel we have the strength or "will" to do so.  That has a lot to do with our self esteem.  How can we not feel lowly about ourselves, when we are addicted to a behavior that is destroying ourselves.  

Know that you can change your life and , in my case, the meaning of this word.  Now that I have quit smoking, I have the willpower to do anything I want.  I have the willpower to stay in control of my life.

What a wonderful feeling. 


Link to original post: https://www.quittrain.com/topic/12930-willpower/



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