We all have moments of compromise. What we do in those moments determines our success. It happens when we come across a great reason to cheat on our diet. If we eat the birthday cake because after all, it is a birthday, we have chosen to compromise. If we hold strong in that moment, we can leverage the logic in the next moment of compromise by saying, “l resisted a birthday cake, I can resist this.” The diet illustration can be substituted for every situation where we are trying to improve ourselves and justify a compromise with a choice that we know will sabotage that improvement.