The Two Basic Principles of Self-control
Everyone in fact goes through certain moments where they wonder whether they could have handled the situation better. There in fact are times where we lose our self-control and seems that we don’t have any idea on how it had happened and on why we have done it. Self-control actually is an important ingredient for us to achieving success in whatever society we are taking part in. This may also mean the difference to making good impressions or making one which is terrible. This also could change on how people perceives you, which likewise depends with how you could handle self-control.
Self-control in fact is about two principles to where the first one is in observation. One of the best ways to really understand anything in our life is through the process of observation. During the time that we start observing, it’s also the time that we start to understand on how it works. We usually like to observe other people, but we don’t pay enough attention to observe ourselves.
After waking up in the morning, one of the things that we do is to look in the mirror. After that, we observe ourselves so we could better prepare ourselves in interacting with society. This actually is the same principle that we need to observe our own character, beliefs and our actions to be sure that we are prepared in gaining self-control.
Listening is also another principle. For most of the times, we tend to want people to listen to us, but we usually forget that we also need to listen not just to others, but also to ourselves. We actually feel and think of something at any point in time. By listening, we could then understand what really constitutes to something. If we listen on half of what we really think and say, we could understand whether we are making sense or not. Self-control is not only on how you handle the outside world, but it is also on how you handle the inside of it. Anything that requires control needs to be understood. We cannot say that a person requires self-control without the person understanding what truly needs self-control.
Every people has the ability to achieve great self-control which will be able to push us towards greatness. Greatness is in fact not copyrighted to any person. It will be up to us in seeing the greatness which is actually present within us and self-control also is the very first step for a person to achieve it. With the capability to regulate impulsivity and reactivity to various life events, it contributes to lending strength to self-control.