I learned this lesson about self-control quite recently and it has changed the way I buy food at the grocery store. It happens each time I buy food.
At the grocery I have a tendency to just walk around picking up items as I stumble upon what I need because I often forget to make a list. As I start to walk down an aisle of cookies, candy, chips and baking goods a flash memory of killing my self to make weight at a previous Taekwon-Do competition reminds me that I am currently cutting weight for an upcoming tournament and I don’t need what’s in the aisle.
Then it hit me!
It’s much easier to avoid temptation than to resist it. Don’t buy food you shouldn’t eat. To do that don’t walk down the aisle of food you don’t want to buy. By avoiding it first at the supermarket, it won’t be tempting to you from the cupboard for the next week.
The same concept can apply to buying coffee, clothes, cars, homes and so many more temptations.
The Art Of Adaptation: Choose to avoid and not resist.
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