Oh, you don’t become a smoker when you smoke for the first time. Because the first time you just take one cigarette from your friends, one or two puffs, give it back. You become the smoker when you buy your cigarette for the first time you spend money to buy it.
My First Cigarette
I remember buying my first cigarette when I was in 12th standard and I smoked for 15 years and then I quit 4 years back.
No, no I’m not going to ask you to quit smoking in case if you are smoking neither I’m going to tell you the benefits of quitting smoking.
No, no, no, no. But what I’m going to share with you is in case if you or your friends or your loved one, if you all are smoking, you are lucky.
You are very fortunate because you’re sitting on a very big opportunity. Opportunity, if you grab that opportunity, you can change your life. I grabbed it approximately four years back and it has added significant value in my life.
Well as a smoker, one day you will decide to quit smoking and after that decision, every moment you have an opportunity to practice the most important value of life.
One value which can differentiate success and failure and that value is the ability to stick to our decisions.
Because when you will quit smoking after that every day, every month, every week, you will feel like I will start and then you will say, no I will not start smoking because it’s my decision. And the simple white pin paper cannot challenge or cannot change my decision. And then you practice this for days, for months, for years. And when you practice this, it becomes your habit.
Decision Making Rocks
It becomes your value and then whenever you take any decision in your personal life, professional life, you stick to it because practicing that, I’ve practiced this since the last four years. When I look back to my life in the last four to five years, I have taken many decisions, quitting jobs, starting business, I stick to it.
Decided to write my first book, I stick to it.
Decided to climb 17,000 feet, I stick to it.
Decided to complete my half marathon in less than two hours, I stick to it.
I took the decision, stick to it because I’m practicing that.
If you are a smoker, you’re lucky because even you will get that unfortunately, to practice the most important value of your life.
Sticking to your decision.
Congratulations, if you are a smoker.