“Self-regulation failure is the major social pathology of our time,” they concluded,
The results couldn’t be clearer: Self-control is a vital strength and key to success in life.
But in order to stay healthy and employed, you must treat (almost) every episode as a reflection of the general need to resist these temptations. That’s where conscious self-control comes in, and that’s why it makes the difference between success and failure in just about every aspect of life.
Focus on one project at a time. If you set more than one self-improvement goal, you may succeed for a while by drawing on reserves to power through, but that just leaves you more depleted and more prone to serious mistakes later.
Note: This seems like one of my most obvious issues with self-discipline. I attempt to reach too many goals