How to Handle Temptation
Here’s the thing…I am tempted each day to answer emails outside of my dedicated email sessions.
I am tempted each day to turn on skype because someone wants to talk NOW instead of writing a few emails back and forth on my time, not theirs.
I am tempted each day to surf the internet aimlessly.
How do I handle this temptation?
First, remember that I have a set of yearly goals to which I am aspiring, and I know that if I don’t take the necessary daily actions, I will fail.
But it’s still not easy…so how do I do it?
In a word, it’s WILLPOWER.
That’s right – willpower!
In fact, I just read a GREAT book about willpower –
and if you want to truly understand what it takes to exercise willpower in your life…get this book!
It’s called Willpower and it’s by Roy F. Baumeister and John Tierney