Is your life out of control? Are you someone who can’t say no? Are activities increasing but productivity and accomplishments lagging far behind?
Do you under-react or overreact to almost everything? Are you like an impatient child who can’t sit still, lacks patience and wants everything now? Does your brain feel crispy from the exhaustion of dealing with the problems and emotional breakdowns of others? Have you become pessimistic, impatient, and angry? Do dishonesty and mean-spiritedness characterize your personality? Do you lack restraint?
Driving home a car zoomed past me at speeds well over the limit and zipped through the red light awaiting us. How does someone get to that? What thoughts could motivate such callous indifference for personal safety and the well being of others? From deep inside a voice said that person is out of control.
So, how do you conquer these character ﬂaws? Know yourself. Be mindful of the principals and values that determine what you will or will not do. Stop sacriﬁcing energy on useless activities and parasitic individuals. Remember, lack of self-control is the foundation of self-destruction. Make decisions that have more beneﬁts than consequences.
Discipline yourself to monitor your behavior. Learn to act based on logical reasoning, not emotions. Develop inner strength necessary
to control impulses. Practice patience. Carve out time for personal reflection, rest, activities that nurture fulfillment, and joy? Claim a quiet space. Be still and listen. Inner peace, purpose, and satisfaction are achievable but only with self-control.