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The Power of Impossible Thinking: Transform the Business of Your Life and the Life of Your Business by Robert Gunther, Colin Crook, Yoram Wind

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Chapter 8Dismantle The Old Order

If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost;that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.

—Henry David Thoreau

You want to give up smoking.

The only problem is that your whole life is built around it. You can get a patch to take care of the nicotine cravings, but what about your usual 10 a.m. cigarette break, talking with fellows smokers outside the building? You also have the cigarette in the car on the way to the office and one on the way home—the perfect end to your day. You walk into the store where you buy your cigarettes and always receive a warm greeting from the cashier. You have built an entire routine around cigarettes, and giving them up really means giving ...

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