Self-belief and self-control are concepts we all need to be aware of and practice daily. At DAP Acquisitions, we believe that these two concepts are valuable and need to be implemented as qualities in ourselves. “Self-control is also something that people do not make use of. Having self-control means having the ability to control your actions, and therefore, your outcomes and self-belief knows that you’re capable of doing anything you set your mind to. Both together make a great combo for success” says Ryan Pearson of DAP Acquisitions. In an article on Success, “How to Build Self-Control” the writer, John Addison talks about how bigger roles depend on a person’s ability to have self-control.
Addison also writes, “It takes time and effort for the bigger gear to make a full rotation. For that reason, the bigger gear needs to continue turning in the same direction. If it’s constantly changing directions, the little gears waste energy starting and stopping. Eventually, the gear teeth wear down, and the machine doesn’t move as quickly or efficiently as it once did. The same goes for leadership. It takes self-control to stay consistent in your direction and focus. If you’re shifting based on that day’s mood or an enticing short-term solution, your team will waste precious time and energy that could lead to long-term growth.” “We fully agree with Addison’s thoughts. It explains how great and efficient these two quantities are,” says Ryan Pearson of DAP Acquisitions.
Addison makes a point: “I recently read an article about self-control in Harvard Business Review. It explained how many of us view self-control as a “gritting of the teeth” against temptation. Although self-control is a vital part of growth and development, the author wrote that we’re thinking about it the wrong way: If you’re struggling with self-control, don’t spend your energy pretending you’re not struggling. “Energy is the fuel for self-control. We each have one reservoir of energy to get things done. Each act that requires self-control progressively depletes this energy reservoir, whether it’s when you use it to resist a piece of cake, or focus single-mindedly on a difficult problem, or stay calm when you feel provoked.” “When my fleeting emotions are in control, I’m stealing energy from more meaningful tasks, such as strategizing the organization’s next move or making time for an employee struggling with a difficult task. We must be careful to expend our limited energy resources on things that matter.”