Don’t allow yourself to be distracted

A hard lesson to learn for inspirational transplant girl

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Do you ever find yourself agreeing to do something that you know isn’t beneficial towards you?

Maybe you think it’s okay to take on an action ‘just this once’, but then find it becomes a regular occurrence.

Temptation can lead to the corruption of relationships

Possibly there is something in life that you don’t really require, but receive it anyway through what others may place before you.

It is so easy to become absorbed in the world around us.

Whatever area we look at, whatever we agree or disagree with, we’re surrounded by temptation.

Temptation is an interesting topic. Some may argue that it revolves around feelings.

On the other hand, others may say that it can be a power.

I for one believe temptation is certainly powerful if you’re aware of what it can do.

Being tempted by something or someone doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s wrong.

Although, the majority of the time it tends to be presented in a negative light.

Temptation can lead to the corruption of relationships.

It can lead you to actions that affect somebody or something else.

Sometimes we can find certain areas attractive and wish to have an idea of what that feels like.

That initial curiosity about experiencing what something is like may lead into more developed issues.

Is it really worth agreeing to something some may want of you and as a result poisoning certain relationships?

In the past I have been tempted by a variety of things.

As a result I conformed to what was presented before me and my attitude was swayed.

At the time I think I was pretty oblivious as to how it was affecting me.

Imagine this: you can’t eat chocolate as it has a substantial problem to your health, but you love the taste of chocolate.

But someone has offered you a piece to eat.

You know full well that if you eat that chocolate, it will do not you any good.

But you think that it’s okay to have that piece for just the one time.

The problem is that by giving in to that tempation, you may end up having more than one small piece next time.

From eating that small piece, you have been affected.

I believe it’s vital that you keep your eyes focused on what you wish to have in life.

But don’t allow yourself to be distracted by what’s happening around you and keep your eyes on what’s positive in relation to who you are.

Eighteen-year-old SAM POOLE goes to Highbury College and lives at Eastney, Portsmouth. Follow him on Twitter

@shjpoole.