Self-Control

Life Planning Is for Self-Control, Not Self-Fulfilment

Life Planning Is for Self-Control, Not Self-Fulfilment

Men like to pretend that they are warhorses.  We tell ourselves that self-control is a natural muscle that can be flexed at will and that develops coordination and stamina over time. Our problem with self-control, so we think, is not that we don’t have it, but that we choose not to use it. Like a warhorse, we are capable of showing self-restraint in difficult circumstances. We are men, not boys. We are soldiers, not recruits. So we think…