Reaching our goals can be quite the struggle. More often getting to the goal requires us to not do certain things to get there. The aspect we don’t discuss much is the ability to deny one’s impulse in service of hitting the mark.
When you set a goal, you require a change in your behavior. Sometimes this requires sacrifice and self-regulation.
Self-regulation involves taking a pause between a feeling and an action—taking the time to think things through, without making rash decisions that might side track you from reaching a goal.
Life will throw you all sorts of curve balls to ruin your goal reaching plans.
Developing a self-regulating system – a way to manage your behavior -a strategy that involves the process of guiding one’s own thoughts, behaviors, and feelings involves impulse control over short-term desires. These systems will help you resist impulsive behaviors and improve your chances of reaching your goals.
When you self regulate you learn how to tolerate uncomfortable feelings without getting overly frustrated so you can stay on course.
Self-regulation allows us to bounce back from failure and stay calm and collected.
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