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Do you know that self-control is a great skill?

Selfcontrol, an aspect of inhibitory control, is the ability to control one’s emotions and behavior in the face of temptations and impulses. As an executive function, selfcontrol is a cognitive process that is necessary for regulating one’s behavior in order to achieve goals.

I have been pondering on how important self-control is-to humanity-ever since. Just a little restraint… Just a little discipline… Just a little self-control…In life, the little things make the greatest of differences. We sometimes have a retrospective look at our lives and we realize what a difference our lives would have made if we had controlled ourselves just a bit more. We realize the embarrassment we would have avoided if we had kept that urge under control… only a little more.

All the ills today’s world has been plagued with have one thing in common; an absence of self-control. An absence of self-control means a presence of problems untold. We are wallowing in challenges because someone is refusing to control him/herself.

Ever observed how one man’s indiscipline on the road can cause a fatal accident? Ever seen how one driver’s lack of self-restraint cause an unending traffic? Such is life. Our lack of self-control may not only cost us… but others as well. Many of us at the bottom, especially in Africa, strive to live because someone we voted to the top lives in abundance at our expense… because of lack of self-control. 

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  1. what a very thought provoking post. well done.

  2. I like this post. I see what you’re saying but I think it’s important to get the self control balance right.
    T x

  3. Such an interesting read!

  4. Lovely post Elliot. Unfortunately self control is a thing of the pat in this day and age. It would be nice if it was taught in homes and in schools, rather it is a world of me, myself and I.

  5. Oh, man. And I just read this after gorging on a buffet. Haha! Great summary of the word “SELF-CONTROL” though!

  6. Nice post, I think self control is very important in life in a lot of things. However it is very difficult to stay in control in some situations. I am a huge control freak, however I can’t let go of my mind and sometimes I can not control my thoughts and emotions…

  7. Wow this post is amazing and so inspiring I really need to inprove my self control!
    Thank you so much

  8. Great post. Self control and self-discipline are such important skills to have, and to be able to share with others as an example.

  9. As a great man once said “I can resist everything except temptation “. Great post.

  10. interesting, I’m not sure that many of us have the ability or empathy to consider how our actions impact on others. If we were not so selfish … I think it is important to in responsible positions such as government to exercise self control. Unfortunately this doesn’t happen. Hence why as soon as anyone gets to power they are only concerned with lining their own pockets.

  11. Not so much a skill, as a value..

  12. You are right..and I think self-control need to be taught since young.

  13. If I am honest, i need to practice more of this lol!

  14. Interesting post and a good reminder for all of us.

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