efram, quit coach
29 Nov 2017
26 Jul 2022
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Re: perfection, yes, sure, that's the end goal, but it's also good to recognize progress along the way. Looking at quitting as a learning process, imperfections (slips) can be looked at as opportunities for learning and growth. I forget where I heard the phrase "progress, not perfection," but it makes sense to me, and hopefully thinking of the quitting process this way can help take some of the pressure off.
About success: think of how far you've come already, compared to a month ago -- that's a lot of cigarettes you haven't smoked, and a lot of success that you can continue to build on, one day at a time.