When looking into self-control, this made me evaluate my own self-control in several situations, as well as my self-motivation. Everyone has motivation; however, motivation varies from person to person and each situation. After reading an article by Dr. Stevens from the University of California, I thoroughly liked how he described motivation as a gap. This “gap” is the difference between what you actually have/ need and what your ideal is. Motivation is working on trying to minimize that gap as much as possible. Self-control goes hand and hand with self-motivation. It is working towards whatever goal is necessary to you by motivating yourself in a situation that may not appear possible. When you are able to have self-control, you can work more quickly, or harder towards the specific goal or ideal situation. There is an inner drive that forces you to work harder.