Insects are known to fly toward light sources, even to their detriment. A candle is irresistible to an insect like a moth which will flock to the flame, and unless pushed away or the flame extinguished, the moth will fly into the tiny fire. The result is frequently fatal.
Moths are drawn to flames like we are to temptations and distractions. The flame has nothing to offer the moth, yet if a moth sees a flame, it will inevitably fly into it. We do the same thing with temptations and distractions, even those with little or no value.
Unfortunately, people can set themselves like a moth in a house full of flames, attempting to navigate a labyrinth of temptations that pull them away from purpose, productivity, and fulfillment.
The temptation you constantly see will eventually pull you in.
The easiest temptation to avoid is the one you never see. Extinguish the flames of distraction, and you don't have to worry about flying into them.
The time is now. Do the work.
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