As a coach of twenty years, I believe there is a huge well of untapped resources within every person. People are more powerful than they realize, and I consider it part of my work to help them discover their power. One of those powers is creativity, and I’ve helped participants use it in several different ways to quit smoking with the Quit for Life® program, brought to you by Alere Wellbeing and the American Cancer Society®.
One woman was recuperating from a long, severe illness. She knew she needed to quit for her health, and I could tell she truly wanted to do it. She was having trouble getting started, though. In fact, most of what she said was about her past illness. I asked if I could offer her a reflection, and told her she seemed to be more focused on the past than on her vision of the future.
“You’re right,” she said. “I haven’t really come back to life yet. What can I do to bring myself back?”