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Self-control: What are the characteristics of this trait?

Self-control: What are the characteristics of this trait?

What Is Self-Control ? What are the characteristics of this virtue and why should you develop this core quality? Read along and learn all about seld-control…

What Is Self-Control?

Characteristics of self-control are …

  • You could also see self-control as discipline .
  • You make wise choices.
  • You use it to do only what you have chosen to do. You persevere in achieving your goals.
  • You are not influenced by your desires.
  • You live according to your highest values.
  • You finish things.
  • You replace bad habits with good habits.
  • You have tact .

Those who make channels for the water control the water. The makers of arrows straighten the arrows. Carpenters control their wood. And the saints control their soul.
– Dhammapada 10

Why Self-Control?

It ensures that you can persevere and that you achieve your goals. Self-control also makes you productive and not hesitant. This prevents you from doing things that you might regret another time. You also develop your character with self-control.

Affirm your self-control

Read the sentence below aloud:

I have the gift of self-control. I show this in my behavior every day. I am grateful to have mastered this virtue.

The original work? View the cards of the virtues project

The virtues project is the original initiative to spread as many virtues in the world as possible.

To your success!

About The Author


Hello! Thanks for reading these articles. My intention is to make happiness as simple and clear as posssible. By the way, excuse my English. I am not a native English speaker since I live in Amsterdam. Much appreciated if you use the comments to make suggestions on my grammar. See ya in another blogpost!