As human beings, we often act impulsively and forget the possible future consequences of our current actions. This is where self-control comes into play. Self-control is the ability to control one's emotions, desires, and behavior. A perfect example would be my tendency to procrastinate and leave a lot of my homework for last minute. I usually gain enough self-control where I can manage to make a list of my homework duties and accomplish each duty one at a time until the due date approaches. It helps when I'm able to recognize my procrastination, breathe, and create a plan to complete anything I need to do. Howard Rachilin’s theory on soft commitment is about the valuable patterns of behavior one practices that can put an end to an individual's temptations.