I came across an article this morning while doing my morning wondering and pondering.
The article is by the late iconic actor Kirk Douglas and describes how he and his father quit smoking. Kirk Douglas had learned from his father a ritual which involved carrying a single cigarette in his pocket, pulling it out when he felt the urge to smoke, and asking the cigarette who was stronger, him or it? He would reply "I stronger" in his native Russian accent and he never smoked again. His son Kirk did the same.
It got me thinking about the process here. Super easy and super effective, and can be used in that tricky moment when old habits are dying hard.
Who is stronger, your discardable, unhelpful habits of thinking and acting, or your true self?
You- stronger. (adding the accent helps)