Self-control: we could all use more of it. Even those of us who are best at exercising self-control on a daily basis have so-called hot triggers, the special circumstances that would make us, too, lose our cool and start to behave less than rationally. When you find yourself failing to reach an important goal, there is likely something standing in your way – and that something is, more likely than not, related to self-control. The obvious first step is to identify what the hot trigger, or that thing standing between you and your aim, happens to be in your case. For instance, if you want to lose weight, it’s all the food that you can’t help but eat, no matter how hard you try. If you want to save money, it’s that store you just can’t help but enter every time you walk by, or that item you seem to “add to cart” every time you spot it on your e-retailer of choice. In my case, it happens to be the internet.

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5 thoughts on “Daily Dose of Inspiration – Self Control

  1. First, I want to say that I’ve been receiving daily e-mails of your quotes of the day and reading them. Thank you. Self-control is probably the biggest challenge facing my life. There are so many hot triggers that come between me and my goals, it’s not even fun to think about. Looking forward to more posts.

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  2. Something very much lacking in today’s society.I think part of what you are describing is impatience, self control is different. Self control is know how to behave in every circumstance whether you ever been in that situation or not. Self control is knowing how to control the impluses that lead us to eat more than we should or say the wrong thing at the wrong time or to yell in a fight when it is better to remain calm and speak softly.

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