My previous post was called My Plan For Tonight. Thanks to my Cavaliers my plan didn’t work out so well that night. Oh well, at least I had another dip free day.
I’ve spoken often on the forums about my cave prevention plan. I think it’s a crucial tool in a quit and everyone should formulate one. I’m a big fan of cliches. More often than not they’re based in truth. Here’s one that’s very relevant to this discussion: “If you fail to plan you’re planning to fail.” What are you going to do when a crave hits? How are you going to deal? Are you going to cave to the pressure and go back to the can? Not me… I’ve got a plan.
Chewie’s 3 Step Cave Plan
- Take picture of sons out of my wallet. Look them in the face and tell them that I love dip more than I love them.
- Take out a KillTheCan.org business card. Read the words on it and REALIZE that I’m about to let each and every one of the members down. (nearly 28,000 as of this writing)
- Call each of the 100+ KTC phone numbers that I’ve got in my phone and get permission from each and every one of them to have a dip.
Think this sounds silly? It’s not. I can tell you it works. I’m not suggesting that this plan will work for everyone but it’s gotten me through 1,000+ days dip free and I’m going to continue to put it into action when necessary.
For what it’s worth – I’ve never had to go past step 1.