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Important Update Aug 23, 2016:

I’m here at a hookah lounge right now feeling guilty because I know in this post I hinted that I was done smoking hookah. I don’t even need to read the rest of this article to remember what I had said. The reason I am writing this update is because I want to show you how human I really am. There is no excuse for my actions today, other than I’m celebrating being alive. I’m about to graduate college, and I’m so proud of where I’m at in life. The point is we all slip up at times, and its important to note that discpline is a skill that is constantly being developed. I know I have an addicting personality, but I also know when enough is enough. Please take this post as a reminder to be easy on yourself in life. Let your hair down from time to time, and know when to say no.
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How Can A Decision Impact Others?

Everyday we have to make decisions. Some decisions are not easy to make. I’m writing this post because life is hard, and I want to share with people my experiences on making good decisions.
Every decision that you make affects someone else; even if you think otherwise. People are always watching you every move. You should be aware of the impact that you have on others.
Would you want your grandmother to see you making bad decisions? Imagine seeing the look on the persons face who looks up to you.

What was my addiction?

  • Smoking hookah

Hookah

The whole idea of smoking tobacco is an unhealthy habit to me. I use to enjoy smoking it before because it allowed me to calm my nerves down after a long day of studying or working. It’s was social aspect of my life that I desperately needed to fix or control.
What are some common addictions that nobody wants to address?
-Hookah
-Pornography
-Drinking alcohol
-Smoking weed
-Eating too much food
-Gambling
I’m not saying that all hookah smokers are somehow inferior in any way, I’m merely stating what it did to me and why I finally decided to quit and spend my money elsewhere.
We all have to make positive decisions in our lives. It’s not always easy to make these decisions. I use to hang around a lot of people who smoked all the time. I don’t want to live that life. It’s the easy thing to do. It’s easy to light up a cigarettes or go to a hookah lounge to relax.
In a lot of ways it’s a lot like drinking to relax or destress from life.
There are other ways to handle stress:
  1. Workout
  2. Take a shower
  3. Yoga
  4. Listen to calming music
  5. Go for a walk
  6. Call an old friend

The problem is that it is really expensive and I don’t spend a lot of money in general on things that don’t give me a return on investment. I suppose it is one of the nasty habits that I’m trying to get rid of from my life.
  1. It gives me the jitters
  2. It costs too much money
  3. It’s a health concern to my kidneys
  4. It makes me feel anxious and nervous
  5. It doesn’t help me calm down after work
  6. It gives me a headache
  7. It makes me lose my patience
What use to make smoking anything so appeaing to me:
  • The act of blowing smoke was interesting to me
  • The feeling of altering my current “problematic” state
  • The ability to escape from my problems relatively easily
Why I wanted to quit so badly?
  • I wanted to become a millionaire
  • I was willing to do whatever necessary to become a millionaire
  • I didn’t want to take the easy route of handling stress negatively
  • I wanted to be part of the top 10% of people who were successful
  • I wanted to do the things that other people were not willing to do to become successful
  • I wanted a different routine that would produce better results
  • I wanted to be my best self
  • I wanted to handle the stress in my life differently

Why I quite smoking cigarettes?
Cigarettes were one of the hardest things to quit for me. It was super difficult to quit. I don’t ever want to go through that again. I quit because I could feel it harming my lungs and zapping my energy.
I know a lot of us are struggling with various addictions.

I realize there is a huge market out there that smoke Hookah. I’m curious to see if people admire my transparency on the subject. I understand that their will be people out there who don’t support my ideals, but I care about the world too much to ignore how it makes me feel.
Here’s what I’m going to do about this dilema. I’m going to leave the decision up to you to decide. I’m going to provide you with links to the best selling programs for addictions. You can handle the stresses that life presents to you if you believe.
How do addictions impact others?
Addictions never look good for our children’s future. We should set the example for other to emulate. It’s one of the things I learned in the Marine Corps. I realized that I was missing out on other opportunities when I was smoking. There are others things that I could be doing with me time.
I trust that you will make better decisions after reading this post. I want you to be successful in life. The only way to be a role model is to set the example for others to see.
Be the change that you want to see!
Thank you for reading this post.
-Carl

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