Self-control is defined as the ability to subdue one's impulses, emotions, and behaviors in order to achieve longer-term goals. I believed that self-control is very important because it can determine whether we will be successful with our goals or not. I know someone who has been trying to quit smoking for years now. He attempted to quit smoking so many times but he failed all the time. he always says "I'll just have one cigarette then that's it". One cigarette turns to two, three, four, until he started smoking again. A year ago, he was diagnosed with a health problem and it requires him to quit smoking. He tried to control himself and avoided all the possible reasons that can attract him to smoking again. he stopped going out, hanging out with his friends that smoke a lot and even tried a different hobby. He succeeded because of his self-control. Having the ability to control ourselves is very important in our daily life because we always have to make decisions that require self-control.
The Secret to Self-control - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTb3d5cjSFI
"The pleasure principle does not abandon the intention of ultimately obtaining pleasure, but it nevertheless demands and carries into effect the postponement of satisfaction, the abandonment of a number of possibilities of gaining satisfaction and the temporary toleration of unpleasure as a step on the long indirect road to pleasure" Sigmund Freud
"The consequences of an act affect the probability of it's occurring again" BF Skinner