A Note From Chris #206

All or Nothing?

When we break our own rules it’s tempting to throw in the towel and walk away (abstinence violation effect).

Two alternatives to all or nothing:

  •  “Intervene”  on possible "rule breaks" early by replacing the short term pull (stimulus) with an increased focus on commitment to the long term outcome (reason). 
  • ”Transcend” this moment with a renewed focus and awareness beyond this immediate moment

Self regulation is a single choice at a single point of time, intervene and transcend early when you can.

When you cant, forgive and go again.

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