How often should we deflect the devil’s temptations to quit good works? This smirk is elicited when talking with the devil (about quitting) How often should we deflect the devil’s temptations to quit good works? Writing and exercise took over the entire back seat for 12 straight days, calling into question and tempting years of dedication – to get tossed aside. For good. Next Blog By jeff noel Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites. View all of jeff noel's posts.