Self-Control And Success

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The Correlation between Self-Control and Success One of life’s purposes is to achieve some sort of success, whether it is personal gain or for the good of the community. For instance, opening up the business you’ve always dreamed of or building a school in a third world country, regardless of the type of success we as humans are constantly seeking it. The achievement of a persons desired aims or prosperity makes humans feel jaunty and more optimistic about life, it is a feeling of meaningfulness to us and to our community. Consequently many people seek out many seminars on success and books on “how to become a millionaire” in order to find that short cut to quick and large success. Unfortunately, the answer to achieve such success is not …show more content…
Tangney, Angie Luzio Boone at George Mason University and Roy F. Baumeister at Case Western Reserve University, high self-control predict interpersonal success, better grades and good adjustment. Their research was conducted on students at their universities ranging from different age groups, ethnicities and gender. Each participant was given a questionnaire created by Baumeister himself that was able to determine each participant’s level of self-control. This questionnaire was a five point scale that ranged from one, not at all like me to five very much like me. An example of one of the questions is “pleasure and fun sometimes keep me from getting work done”. Once the researchers compiled all the questionnaires they measured each individual’s level of self-control to four major domains which Baumeister himself concluded as controlling thoughts, emotions, impulses and …show more content…
As theorized by Baumeister, the link between psychological symptoms and self-control could be bidirectional. What this means is that having poor self-control can make a person more susceptible to a range of psychological problems. On the contrary, the emotional distress associated with a psychological disorder can impair self-control diminishing their limited resources. The results were on as expected as the scores for higher self-control meant lower symptoms of psychological symptoms.
Finally, high self-control should make people more likeable and could contribute to more successful relationships. They measured how positive their family environment was compared to their peers who were in dysfunctional families. The results indicated that people who said that their family environment was positive also reported that they had higher

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