Do you know how to build self control? Control is a word that I’ve always heard mixed feelings about. I’ve heard that:
“None of us are in control because we’re on a giant ball in space, spinning at a few thousand miles an hour, so what’s the point?”
I’ve also heard:
“You must maintain control in your life at All times if you want to make it out here.”
So I generally agree with both actually. I do believe that we have absolutely no control in the fate of the planet and its universal orbit. I also believe, however, that you have complete control over the choices you make on a daily basis.
So I found this video from a Youtube channel I follow called Top Think. I watch videos from this channel all the time but this one is special, especially in these current times.
How To Build Self Control
It’s on building self control in 10 simple ways.
Simple ways such as:
-Finding your locus of control
-Rearranging your priorities
-Monitoring your progress
-Rerouting your control, etc
Topics like this always resinate with me because self control is something that I’ve struggled with in different aspects of my life.
There are a lot of ways people struggle to build self control, but with me it was always in the context of prioritization.
When I was a kid, I lacked the self control to do my homework and study. So I chose to watch too much television.
When I knew I could eat what my mom made, I lacked the self control to stay out of the pizzeria.
And I lacked the control to skip those college parties when I knew I should’ve been studying.
These habits carried into my early adulthood and they costs me lots of opportunities as a result. This is why I’m a big advocate of practicing self control.
It will really change your life.
Number 3, for example, touches on the importance of the “Doing” mentality vs the “Trying” mentality.
It’s amazing how much a word change can open up a different kind of motivational attitude. Check it out and let me know what you think.