Self–control, 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, self–control 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.