If you’re trying to quit something, whether it be smoking, learning to stop saying yes to everyone all the time, or even biting your nails, you definitely can do it. All you need is the right mindset to be able to want to stop whatever it is that you’re doing, self-knowledge and just a little, or a lot depending upon what it is, of willpower.
Get Yourself in the Right Mindset
Have you ever wanted to stop doing something, but every time you tried, you failed? This is the typical case for smokers who are looking to quit. The best way to quit anything in general, is to have the right mindset for it. For example, smokers can kick their habit easily by doing some research on the long-term effects of smoking, and by looking at all the disgusting pictures.
This helps to put smokers in the mindset of, “this will happen to me if I don’t stop”. Quitting anything will be that much easier if you have the right mindset.
Learning Proper Self-Control
If you are someone who literally cannot say no, whether it be with people, drinking or whatever the case may be, then you need to learn to harness your self-control. This can be done by being selfish, even though we have been taught not to be more often than not. If you can’t control yourself around certain things, or people, you will never be able to harness yourself and quit anything.
Separate yourself from certain people who are enablers, or staying away from certain things that will cause you to cave in. Once again, the only way you will be able to learn proper self-control, is by being selfish, and centering everything you do on yourself.
Harness Your Willpower
Willpower is extremely important when it comes to taking control of your life, because without it, you will surely fail. Once you have the right mindset and self-control in check marked off your list, your willpower will be automatically there. Once you reach that stage, it’s up to you to keep it up or not.
Controlling Your Life
Once your mindset is where it should be, your self-control is strong, and your willpower is unbreakable, you will be able to harness your life and do whatever you choose, without others getting in the way. Sometimes, it’s okay to be selfish, because that’s how you get your life back on track.