When you want to get up for an early flight, what do you do? You setan alarm. If you want to benchpress your body weight, how do you start?You slowly build up your muscles so you can achieve your goal. And whenyou’ve got a big deadline looming, what’s the best way to handle it?Plan out your time.
If you’re like most people, you know all these things are true, butat some point or another, you’ve dropped the ball: You’ve missed aflight because you cut it too close, you’ve overestimated what you canphysically do, hurting yourself in the process, or you’ve tried to cramin a month’s worth of work into a frantic forty-eight-hour panicfest. Yes?
You’re not alone. Even Aristotle knew this when he said, “I count himbraver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; forthe hardest victory is over self.”
You want the secret to success. You want to take control of your lifeand achieve your goals. We all do. Since research has repeatedly shownthat self-control is like a muscle, think of this book as your personaltrainer to build up your skills and strength. Self-Control in 7 Steps offers the proven mental tricks, organizational strategies, and tools to transform the bored, unfocused, and lazy in all of us.