Good morning all,
The night before can definitely be daunting! Free48, I'm glad that you reached our for support, and hope that it's helped.
Cec57, I like your strategy of breaking it down; rather than telling yourself "I can never smoke again," it's a lot more manageable to say, "I won't smoke today." Or even, "I won't smoke this hour." Eagerquit, treepeo, and many others have made helpful changes to their routines to make it easier to navigate around cravings.
And part of the battle is, I think, is finding ways to recognize those thoughts that aren't helpful, such as "no one succeeds," and then changing them to something more encouraging! Reading some of the success stories here can help to show that it's quite possible to quit for anyone.
It can also help to take the pressure off by looking at success and failure in a different light. Some people attempt to quit, go for some hours or days smoke-free, slip or relapse, and then think of themselves as failures. Quitting is a learning process, and ANY cigarette not smoked is a success that can be built upon over time. Each attempt at quitting brings one closer to success!