Saturday, November 23, 2013

Just what are you waiting for and why are you waiting?

"Just what are you waiting for and why are you waiting?"  

This excellent question comes to us straight from the mind of Napoleon Hill.  He is a man who studied success with the same vigor as Tesla studied electricity.  Success comes in many levels and tiers.  So if we look at Mr. Hill's words from the point of view one who is looking for success in the battle over cigarettes and nicotine, allow me to repeat the question, "Just what are you waiting for and why are you waiting?" 

What else does Napoleon Hill have to say on this?

"Far too many people spend their entire lives waiting for that glorious day when the perfect opportunity presents itself to them."  Are you waiting for the "right time" to stop smoking?  

"Too late, they realize that each day held opportunity for those who sought it out. If you have not formulated a plan for what you would like to accomplish in your life, don’t waste another minute." 

FYI, there is no right time to stop.  Actually there is, the time is now.

"When you have Definiteness of Purpose fueled by a burning desire to reach your objectives, nothing can stand in your way."  

For many people, they need a purpose greater than them self to motivate them to stop smoking.  There is nothing wrong with that.  Saying something like, 'I won't stop smoking for anyone else, when I stop smoking, it'll be for me.' That's an excuse, not a reason.  Find a purpose greater than you.  Your kids, your spouse, your future kids, your family, your community, your company, whatever the purpose as long as it is bigger than just you.

"Don’t wait around waiting for life to happen to you. When you know what you want and how you expect to earn it, life will agree to your terms, not the other way around."  

This is crucial.  For those struggling with addiction, nicotine is happening to you.  Life is happening to you because every time you have a moment, positive or negative, you need to have a cigarette to go with your moment.  And you KNOW what I'm talking about.  So, you can be the cause of your life or the effect of circumstance.  There is no requirement anywhere in the handbook of life that says you are to be a victim.  Take back control of yourself, your body, your mind and spirit.  Stopping smoking is you taking the power back.  You gave it up, maybe not knowingly, but you did.  This is your time, your moment, your opportunity to stand up for yourself, fight and take it all back.