This morning, City AM includes a column on Self-control: The secret ingredient that guarantees a successful life:
WHEN psychologists isolate the personal qualities that predict positive outcomes in life, they consistently find two traits: intelligence and self-control. So far researchers haven’t learned how to permanently increase intelligence. But they have discovered, or at least rediscovered, how to improve self-control. The first two steps are setting a goal, and then monitoring your behaviour.
It is no surprise to me that self-control is the secret ingredient that guarantees a sucessful life – that is why I promote liberty under the law and responsibility as the route to peace and prosperity. I recommend the article.