I can be so friggin wrong at times I wonder why you’re even reading this blog.
Never-the-less, I reserve the right to change my mind as experience permits.
In a post a couple of weeks ago I wrote about how I felt about quitting. And now I’m writing to say I feel much differently about it than I did before.
Maybe this concept has changed for me just because I brought it into my reality by writing about it so now this personal belief can evolve at it’s own pace in my continuously unconscious awareness. At least, that’s my story today…
Pulling The Pin
It ain’t the heat, it’s the humility. Yogi Berra
Anyway, the way I see it now is that there are THOUSANDS of programs that purport to help us quit stuff. And all these programs wouldn’t exist unless there were things someone felt were worth quitting. You know, stuff like;
- drinking (I tried this one)
- dingo – bingo with sex involved 😉
- killing and anything else humans do
But there is an art to quitting that I never figured out until just today.
The secret is NOT in quitting but in WHAT to quit, WHY to quit and WHEN to quit. Really, if a person has to answer that many questions and then CAN, I’m inclined to think it might be decision time.
Please, before you take the plunge, consider these thoughts;
1. Promise yourself that before you start anything ever again, you will really contemplate whether this is something you should even be doing to begin with. Just because you can do something doesn’t mean you should.
2. If you are doing something now and it doesn’t agree with you, ponder why it doesn’t. Don’t let yourself off the hook too easily but understand that things are likely to continue on as they have been.
- What is it about this thing that causes you ill feelings?
- Can you change it?
- Do you want to invest the energy to perhaps change it?
- How much time will you devote to these potential changes?
- What will you do if the system doesn’t change?
3. If you decide you can’t change the system, is there a best method and time to vacate?
4. What does your new imaginary life look like? Will some idea, person or culture give you the space you need to grab hold of the other side?
5. Once you have decided to go, produce an activity plan for freedom. The excitement of carrying out your own plan will give you the power to ensure successful quitting. All actions become externally ambiguous once you are working your plan.
6. Go Ahead and Jump!
Thank you, friend.