Sometimes you come across a quote or saying, and you think, gosh that is so true, I will remember that. Maybe those words give you a gentle push in the right direction or the ever necessary "reality check".
Here are some of life's quotes that are especially powerful for smokers to help quit smoking.
"The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain." ~ Dolly Parton ~ As an analogy for quitting smoking - run through the rainy bits, mind the potholes and keep your eye on the road ahead, and you'll reach your goal.
"It is not how many years we live, but what we do with them." ~ Evangeline Booth ~
If some die-hard smoker scoffs at you, "you've got to die of something," remember you don't need sad fatalists to help quit smoking, you want to enjoy your life free of guilt and worry. Winners take action, losers just criticise.
"I just need enough to tide me over until I need more!" ~ Anonymous ~
This quote is really about money, but could easily be about the addictive habit. Same old niggle about whether you've got some, how it controls you, each hit only relieves you until the next smoke so the satisfaction is only temporary, always on your mind like a dragon on your back.
"Originality is not doing something no one else has ever done, but doing what has been done countless times with new life, new breath." ~ Marie Chapian ~
Waiting for that magic pill to help quit smoking? Instead use your own unique mind and will. Experience a rush of pride as you prove to yourself and those near and dear to you what you're made of.
"Some people believe holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength. However, there are times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go and then do it." ~ Ann Landers ~ The reasons you started smoking are probably not around anymore. You don't need to act cool, be swayed by peer pressure, cope with teen emotions, or do what grown-ups or stars do. All those things were false and it's just nicotine and habit that's holding you to ransom now.
"It's never too late - in fiction or in life - to revise." ~ Nancy Thayer ~
To help quit smoking, what about turning your thinking around and looking at all the amazing gains of being smoke-free rather than what you fear you are losing when you quit. As a smoker you lose money, health, time and respect - and hey, that's exactly what you gain as a non-smoker!
"Health is not everything, but without health, everything else is nothing."
~ Anonymous ~ It's hard to watch a smoker die; lung cancer is one of the worst. As that human being battles his or her pain and regrets, sometimes 20 or more years before a normal lifespan, all other hopes, dreams, achievements and possessions are now meaningless. You know it's never too late to aim to die happy.
"Don't mistake pleasure for happiness. They are a different breed of dogs." ~ Josh Billings ~ True happiness is, to use another quote, "When all the wheels of your supermarket trolley go in the same direction". The feeling when you can wake up each morning knowing you are doing the best for yourself that you can possibly do - and thus for the world. There's nothing wrong with temporary pleasures, as long as you control them, not the other way around.
"Pain is temporary. Quitting is forever." ~ Anonymous ~ Possibly Lance Armstrong said this to do with cycling. But it's a great quote to help quit smoking, because exactly as it's written, if you follow it, it is 100% true.
"Self-love is the key to all ills." ~ Anonymous ~ Great words, great truth! And it brings a trust in yourself that you now have the answers. Now check...do you truly love yourself? Loving yourself is not just saying the words "I love myself" but it's the demonstration of that love and how it manifests in your daily life. Self-love means sometimes making the tough, unpopular and unfavorable decisions to get the ultimate happiness in life.
"May the best of your yesterdays be the worst of your tomorrows." ~ Anonymous ~
An appropriate final quote to help quit smoking, because you will feel so good when you are free of your addiction - just ask any non-smoker.
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