When Willpower Crumbles… Heck, You Didn’t Need It Anyway!
It’s one of the strongest concerns that prevent smokers from even trying to quit. If you are one, you know you have it and used it successfully in other areas of your life, but when it comes to quitting smoking, your shoulders fall a little, you look down, you feel awful and admit to yourself… or to a really close one: “I just don’t have enough willpower…”.
That’s what I talk about in the videos below. About why you don’t need it, actually!
I know it was awful for me to belive I don’t have willpower and not only I felt being let down about ever escaping from smoking, but I started to doubt my ability to reinforce my will to do other important things in life, like building my career, establishing strong relationships in my personal life, or pursuing something worth leaving as a legacy… F!!, if I can’t do this that I was sure it’s easy for me to do, what when I’ll face real, I mean really real challenges in life?!…
If you relate to what you just read it’s because you’ve been there already. So you know I’m right. Now read something that will make you say I’m wrong:
You Don’t Need Willpower to Quit Smoking.
Please spare me some minutes and read it again few more times, instead of having me writing it few more times. The problem is you don’t belive me for some or all of the following reasons.
One is that you have been told many times by many people who you need huge willpower to quit smoking, mostly to overcome the cravings and the nicotine withdrawal pangs, and we tend to give credit to the things that are said by people who don’t know each other. It’s the “they might be knowing something” credit.
Another is that you felt it for yourself, when you tried to quit in the past, so now, when I’m telling you the opposite, you tend to disregard me, favouring your own experience. But realise that such experience was influenced by the previously mentioned reason. When you tried and felt you didn’t have enough willpower, you actually started with such thought somewhere in your mind.
Yet another is that it kind of make sense. Kind of. When we’ve heard that it is hard to quit smoking, it is just logic that we’ll need to use willpower to overcome the difficulty and to stick with going through hell in order to get what we decided we want. Where it starts to not make any sense anymore is when we see that it is a strong logic built upon a weak foundation.
And here is where the content of these videos comes in, showing how, given that you’ll see how some of the reasons for which you carry on smoking are not what you thought they were, you’ll not have to rely on willpower to quit and you’ll give those reason up, instead of “giving up” smoking. You don’t have to use willpower when you are not required to do something against your will. As simple as that.
The first video demolishes the belief that we smoke to concentrate better. There are many such beliefs, but I can teach you how, using the same technique, you can deal with any of them.
The second video deals with the myth that smoking helps us to deal with stress better. Once demolished, this myth will not stay anymore in our way to quit smoking, therefore will not require willpower to overcome… nothing!
As you can already imagine, this simple technique can be used to analyse and solve any kind of self indulging false beliefs that require unnecessary use of willpower.
One more thing.
These two videos are part of a lesson I teach, on how to dismiss the need to use willpower when you quit smoking, by exposing the simple truth about several false beliefs we build about smoking and thus removing the desire to smoke, leaving us with no reason to use willpower against.
But that full video is only available to those who are part of my email group. So I strongly encourage you to join that list – use any email form somewhere on this page or site – so that you’ll receive my upper level stuff, to make your quit easy and lasting.
Enjoy watching and stop worrying about where or if will you be able to find enough, if any, willpower to quit smoking.