Jerry Seinfield has a wonderful analogy about the human brain.
Although he says that “the mind is infinite in wisdom”, he says that “the brain is a stupid little dog that is easily trained.”
With all of our abilities and ego, it’s understandable that you might state to yourself that you have enough conscious willpower to take control of your own actions.
The reality is that you are programmed to be vulnerable to cravings and addictions.
The good news is that you can reprogram yourself.
And, the first step is accepting Jerry’s mentality that your mind and your brain can be viewed as two very different things and one of which isn’t very smart.