My latest post on BiggerPockets discusses the similarity between how to quit smoking and how to improve your life and business.
The key: Enjoy the path.
I describe how I quit smoking with Allen Carr's great book The Easy Way To Stop Smoking. For any smokers out there, I highly recommend the book. Carr basically flips the "quit smoking" script by focusing not on the downsides but on the fact that all the "upsides" are illusions. For example, the excuse of "I smoke because I'm bored" doesn't make sense because, well, smoking is boring!
Basically, Carr teaches you to "enjoy the path" to quitting smoking and it works remarkably well.
The same goes for almost everything else in life. Goals are great, but if they are your obsession, you will always live in a "pre-success failure." I go into much more detail in the article. Check it out!
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