What if not quitting that bad habit was
the key to success. Good morning folks.
Josh Zepess here, freedom fighter
and creator with broke is no joke.
The movement towards true freedom,
you know all that stuff
you’re not supposed to know,
but all those things you care about
the most of your money, your health,
your life, your success,
your happiness, your kids.
So this week we’re going to be
talking about quitting, right?
There’s a huge industry right
now all focused on quitting,
helping people quit smoking,
helping people quit eating poorly,
quit being sedentary.
There’s all these industries out
there all about quitting bad things,
dropping bad habits.
But what if our focus are so focused
on trying to quit something bad for us?
It’s keeping us trapped in it. So
let me put this a different way.
Imagine instead of quitting something,
imagine we start doing something.
So instead of what if we stopped quitting
and started actually doing something
positive, started doing
something that, uh,
was inconsistent with our bad
habit? Let me give you an example.
Smoking very, very popular one.
People, most people that do smoke,
they don’t like it. They’re kind
of addicted to it and that kind of,
they’re actually a very addicted to it
in many ways, not just physically, um,
but they don’t like it
and they want to quit.
So they try the patch and they tried
this and they tried that program and all
What if someone who smoked would
just start doing something that was
inconsistent with smoking? For
example, let’s say running right?
What did they just took up running?
What if even they got to the point where
they started running short distances
and longer distances and I started
competing and doing five Ks and marathons.
So running is a fantastic way
to, um, to be healthy, right,
to, to help your health goals, your
mental goals, all that sort of stuff.
It just kinda makes you all around a lot
healthier and it’s a good thing to do,
but it’s surely hard to do
that and breathe properly
when you’ve got black lung
right? When you’ve got, you’re still
trying to smoke and you’re trying to run,
they’re kind of inconsistent
with each other. Um, so here’s a,
here’s a cool thing. If they
stay consistent with running,
if they really hone in on the
running and competing and,
and maybe winning a five K, maybe
even just getting top 10 and a five K,
if that’s their focus and
they feeling good about it,
then all of a sudden the
smoking thing becomes like,
I don’t want to do that anymore.
Right? It’s not consistent. It’s not,
it doesn’t help. It’s getting in the
way. And if you really think about it,
our bad habits are really distractions.
They distract us from
doing something positive.
So if we have that positive
focus, if that’s what we focus on,
then all of these distractions
tend to fall away,
including these very bad habits.
In fact, I don’t know if somebody,
you know that I used to
actually train, um, uh, people,
I used to be a personal
trainer in the gym industry.
I would train some bodybuilders and uh,
I’m telling you if I had someone that
came to me and wanted to quit smoking,
one thing I might do full disclaimer here,
follow your doctor’s orders
and your personal trainer.
But one thing I would probably do
is I would sign him up for a race.
I would sign them up for some sort of
physical competition that was inconsistent
with that smoking. And here’s what would
happen. Either they would stop smoking,
they would drop me as a personal trainer.
They would give up on the positive or
they would probably have a heart attack
and die right there. There’s
really no other options.
There’s really nothing else that would
happen. And that sounds kind of morbid,
but this is how it works, right?
Your two things are inconsistent.
You can’t do both. So there’s a, and
there’s a magic to this, by the way,
those of you who have seen some personal
development or seen some other people
speak or seeing me speak in the past,
you know that what you think about,
you bring about wherever we focus, our
intentions, we’re going to bring more of.
So as we focus on the problem,
right? We’re focusing on smoking.
Even though it’s we want to quit smoking,
we’re still focused on the
smoking as the problem.
Then we’re bringing in
more issues with smoking.
So we’re going to stop focusing on what
we need to quit and we’re going to start
focusing on what we want
to do that’s positive,
that’s moving us in the right direction,
that’s making us feel good
and feel accomplished.
And then we’re going to let their bad
habits fall away because they just won’t
fit in our life anymore. So that’s
what this week’s article is about.
Definitely go check it out. I
appreciate all of you guys. Uh,
I want to know what you
think about the article,
which you think about this topic. Is
this a little different way of thinking?
Do you agree? Do you disagree
either way? I want to hear from you.
I get a lot of emails, so forgive
me if it takes a little while. Uh,
but [email protected] Go to
our website. Brokeisnojoke.org.
Check out some of the cool tools and
some, some of the fun things. Reach out.
Let me know what you think
about this. And as always,
I’m going to meet you at the top
because the bottom issue is way,
way too crowded. Take care. God
bless. Stop quitting. Start doing.