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Prompted By Temptation

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I came across that Oscar Wilde quote early on, “The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it.” Made sense to me and I put it into practice in every area of my life that I could. So I have usually taken the easy path, the comfortable, the delicious way quite consciously. The little devil on my shoulder had a much louder voice than the angel on the other. Dad, on the other hand, had willpower. When he quit smoking he carried half a pack of cigarettes in his shirt pocket for a week. I think now that for me to develop willpower will involve practice, a lot like the slow building up of muscles from working out in the gym.


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  1. Susan says:

    There’s willpower, not to be confused with “won’t-power” which Dad had in abundance. Yielding to temptation has led to much deliciousness in your life — nothin’ wrong with that.

  2. rosie says:

    I find my difficulties with change have to do with not really wanting to change and or habit. I wish you success, but success doesn’t mean perfection. When I beat myself up, the bad habit only tends to increase.

    I enjoyed your clear writing style.

  3. Suzy says:

    I like this Oscar Wilde quote. I had not heard it before. Sounds like you have done well by following it, no point in developing willpower now!

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