Changing Momentum to Quit Smoking
One of the best shows on TV was Seinfeld. It was a show that had so much comedy and
a bit of reality as well. One of my favorite episodes fits perfectly with this idea of
changing momentum in your life. It has to do with George Costanza.
George had a moment where he reflected on his life. He was unemployed, living with his
parents, and had no real opportunities ahead in plan. He knew he could do something,
but what was stopping him? It had to do with his mind-set.
Speaking with his friends, he confesses he is going to try the opposite. Just do the
opposite of what he normally would do. He had a revelation, and he was committed. He
even ate a chicken salad sandwich instead of tuna. He was reinventing himself!
It was a new day. He finds new opportunities right in front of him, with this new
mindset. He can take on any challenge, because the old George wouldn’t even try-he
would do the opposite.
It is so simple, but this can work for you too. If you are blocking yourself from any
change ahead, go ahead and ask, why. Think about the reasons you always use to excuse
yourself from trying anything new. Open your mind, and find that you too, can try to do
Your internal dialogue is a powerful device that controls how you perceive and how
others perceive you. You decide how you want to present yourself to the world. This is
not something that happens, you decide this every moment of every day. What if you
decided that you wanted to show how you felt about a problem, instead of covering up
your emotions? What would happen?
I want you to really pay attention to your excuse set, your internal stop that causes you to
close your mind off to change. Chances are, this is a fear based set of excuses. You
simply do not want to fail.
Can you believe that George from Seinfeld would have predicted how success