Episode #58 Resist The Temptation
The fleeting allure of harmful choices disappears when we recognize them as lasting obstacles to our long-term dreams. Listen in this week as Dr. Michael Brown and Justin Brown get strategic about overcoming unhealthy impulses.
Sometimes I’ll say, ‘This is a temptation. This is not helping me to achieve my physical and my fitness goals.’ I will say ‘No’ to the second dinner for right now, and actually, I’m going to get on the ground and do ten pushups to replace that temptation with a healthy choice instead.Dr. Justin Brown
- We struggle to resist temptation because we lack perspective, we crave pleasure, or we feel pressure.
- We often get so close to the edge of temptation and then somehow wonder how we fell into it.
- Our immediate desires typically do not align with our long-term goals.
- Temptation only overtakes us if we allow it to overtake us.
- Temptation affects more than just the spiritual or moral dimensions of life.
- Even in the very act of giving into temptation, it is never too late to resist.
- In the moment of struggling with temptation, acknowledge to yourself out loud that “This is a temptation.”
- Instead of focusing on the choice that you shouldn’t make, replace it with a healthy choice that brings you a step closer to the person you want to become.
- Invite a close friend into the moment of your temptation rather than merely updating them after you have already given into it.
In This Episode
Address Your Addiction
Life may be all about choices, but that doesn’t mean that circumstances only play a minor role. In this week’s sequel to their conversation Resist The Temptation, Dr. Michael Brown and Dr. Justin Brown discuss a devastating disease and offer hope for healing.
Delay Immediate Gratification
In the very first episode of Three Words, Dr. Michael Brown is joined by Beau Johnson as they kick off the podcast with three of Michael’s all-time favorite words.
Reduce Screen Time
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