Self-control and Success

Most of us believe that a certain amount of self-control is crucial for success. In order to succeed in the modern world, you need expertise in some area. Gaining that expertise requires work and practice. The discipline to work or practice at something means that you have to give up things that might be fun right now in order to engage in actions that will be rewarding in the future. 
Research by Walter Mischel, Yuichi Shoda, and their colleagues supports this link. 
They looked at the relationship between the delay of gratification task developed by Walter Mischel in the 1960s and later performance. 
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