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The apathy of the people is enough to make every statue leap from its pedestal and hasten the resurrection of the dead.
-- William Lloyd Garrison


Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Resist temptation

You’re skilled at resisting temptation. Keep up the good work.

You understand the importance of avoiding negative behavior. You’ve paid the price of regret too many times, and you’re not eager to do it again.

So the next time temptation arrives with its powerful enticements, you know what to do. Decide to be even more powerful.

Let your own commitment to doing what is right overpower the temptation to fall into what is wrong. Remind yourself how stubborn you can be, and utilize that stubbornness in your favor.

You can’t always avoid encounters with temptation. Yet you can always avoid giving in to it.

Feel the goodness of your own positive power, of your own will, of your own disciplined choice. And enjoy how much better that feels than giving in to any temptation.

— Ralph Marston

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