The power of visualization and how I quit smoking

I don’t remember exactly how many times I tried quitting smoking but after practicing this bad habit for over 20 years, I was able to finally call it quits. That was back in 2006.

What was different that time to make it successful? I believe it was that I could visualize myself not having a smoke with the morning coffee. I could actually see myself having a nice cup of warm coffee, and there would be no cigarette in sight to be found. In previous attempts my internal voice would ask “But how are you going to drink you coffee without a cigarette?”. And then, since I didn’t have a good answer to that question, I would be back doing it again.

Interestingly enough, Dave Winer talks about an experience he had using the power of visualization:

“Later, when it did work, I realized that moment, while locking the front door that night, was when the company turned around. When we went from being in crisis mode to being a winner, for one very simple reason. I tried to visualize failure, and couldn’t do it.”

Read the whole piece here.

Embrace the Change

Hello, hello, anybody home? Are you paying attention? Enabled by Internet we are going through a massive change right now and yet few people realize the magnitude of it. Old dogmas are rejected, established practices are questioned, a new world is coming to life.

Like it or not, the days of the industrial revolution are close to being over. What used to work before may no longer work, what they taught you at school may no longer be true.

Are you ready for the change? Your parents talk about it? Or in class?

This blog is about THAT change. The one that I call the Digital Revival.

Welcome to the big UNKNOWN. Are you ready to embrace the change?