Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Building Desire to Stop Smoking, when all you want is another cigarette

uihzpEvery successful quitter has several attributes in common. First, they want to quit and are motivated. Even is they like to smoke, there is something that they want that is more important than continuing to smoke. But so many smokers will say that they don't want to quit. As they say: "You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him drink."

The trick is to make the horse thirsty and help remove the obstacles so he can identify that he is thirsty. Wanting or desiring something is the first step to getting anything in life, this is also true for smokers. Until a smoker wants to quit or has a glimmer of a desire, they will not stop smoking. It isn’t important whether it is a desire to stop smoking or if the smoker identifies something that is more important or valuable to them that is in direct conflict with their smoking, either way, the horse becomes thirsty.

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