“One-Day-At-A Time”. Yep that’s how we do it. It’s simple we post roll everyday, preferably first thing in the morning. We give you our word everyday that we will not use NICOTINE today. After posting roll, caving is no longer an option (if your word is worth a crap). Well I have done one day at a time for over 450 straight days, but let me give you a little secret; MILESTONES. While everyday quit is a huge accomplishment around these parts, I find setting my sights on the next MILESTONE gives me a goal to hit and something to look foreword to. You would think after climbing 4 flights of stairs, 500 days quit would not be that big of a deal, right? WRONG. I am almost as excited about my quit group hitting the 5th floor as I was for us hitting the Hall of Fame.
So how can we be contradicting; “One-Day-At-A-Time” VS MILESTONES? Well that’s simple; you reach your MILESTONES by successfully quitting one day at a time. Funny thing, those single days really do add up to something very special to you and hopefully to your loved ones. MILSTONES for the most part are a personal achievement and others close to you may not see them as such a big deal. No worries, remember why you quit to begin with; YOU QUIT FOR YOU! Celebrate your successes and if the other people close to you don’t understand, who cares. You always have us to pat you on your back or kick you in the ass.
So go ahead and set your goals and celebrate your MILESTONES, just get there by quitting one day at a time. As our buddy Al says “this quitting stuff is worth it”.
So here’s to all the MILSTONES that you have already hit and to the goals that you have yet to achieve!