Here’s the deal — motivation can come from external sources, like prizes and punishments (the old carrot and stick), or an internal ones, which have to do with the things you automatically want to do. External motivation can help with short-term goals, like getting kids to clean their room. But nothing beats internal motivation for long-term behavior change (like quitting smoking). Self-determination theory is all about internal motivation, and it’s key to the Pivot approach.
Embrace what’s important to you
What are you naturally motivated to do? Maybe it’s to be with family. Maybe it’s to work hard. Maybe it’s to go to the movies every Saturday night with your spouse. Whatever your motivation, if you can connect it to quitting— how living smoke free might enable you to do more of what you love— you’ll notice a shift in your behavior.
Believe in yourself
Why? Because we do. Pivot doesn’t lecture or lay on the guilt. We believe that with the right tools and support, you’ll be able to figure out not only what’s best for you, but how to achieve it. We’ve seen it time and again. It’s why we always say, “We believe in people who smoke.”