It is far easier to avoid temptation than it is trying to beat it. Some people may say you should be strong enough to recognize a problem and be resilient enough to fight temptation by placing oneself directly in the midst of possible troubles. It is not wise to try stopping a drinking problem and hang out in a bar. Do not expect to fix a shopping vice attempting to restrain from spending money unnecessarily by perusing through a mall or any sources of online shopping. That is absurd. Acknowledging an issue as problematic, choosing to respond differently, replacing an unwanted bad wont with a positive habit, being okay with cravings, knowing this too shall pass—intellectually, spiritually or from experience, while positively persevering in thoughts, words, behaviors, and every day rituals give people leverage to unleash greatness that overcomes any and all walls of acquired poor routines.