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Temptation

Yes, I know I haven't finished my series on volunteer recruitment, envisioning, and leadership - but this was too good to pass up.

In the 1960s, Stanford conducted some very famous psychological experiments dealing with temptation. They put kids into a room and put a marshmallow in front of them. They were told they could eat it whenever they were ready, but if they waited for the researcher, they would get second marshmallow.

Studies have shown that the kids who resisted the temptation had a higher reported rate of success as adults - because they were willing delay gratification and suffer discomfort in order to turn the situation to their advantage.

I believe there are numerous applications for this as we consider the gospel, but for now, let's just look at the video. It is hilarious.

Oh, The Temptation from Steve V on Vimeo.