Self-Control — Discipline — Makes for a Better Life, Greater Accomplishment and Satisfaction

Self-discipline is the character trait most highly valued by Dr. William Pierce, the founder of the National Alliance and National Vanguard.

PEOPLE WITH higher self-control are happier because they pursue more rewarding goals, research finds.

Having high self-control is linked to being more positive in life, approaching potentially rewarding situations and achieving ambitions.

People high on self-control are also less likely to focus on the negative, which leads to avoidance.

The result is that people with high self-control are happier:

“…individuals with higher [self-control] are not only happier in that they experience greater life satisfaction, they also do not need to self-regulate as often as one may think.”

In other words, people with high self-control battle with their inner demons less because it is easier for them to make the more virtuous choice.

And, in the long run, more virtuous choices, repeated over many years, make a person happier.

Greater happiness is not the only benefit of self-control, as the study’s authors write:

“…research has also consistently shown higher [self-control] to be associated with more positive outcomes in life such as higher academic achievement, better health, more interpersonal success, and less maladaptive adjustments.

As such, self-control has been heralded as an evolutionary trait to ensure adaptation and survival.”

The results come from a survey of 545 people who were asked about their self-control, levels of happiness and how they made decisions.

The study’s authors explain:

“…individuals with high [self-control] are less likely to encounter motivational conflicts, they are therefore also less obligated to exert avoidance-oriented strategies associated with a prevention focus to resist or counter temptations or vices.

Instead, they are more liberated to pursue their goals, aspirations and ideals by carrying out approach-oriented strategies to actualize their personal ambitions as encouraged by a promotion focus.”

The rash should beware!

Some might say the results are the opposite of what they expect.

After all, if you are always denying yourself by exerting your self-control, when do you have any fun?

As the authors write:

“One could imagine that constantly self-regulating according to morals, standards, and social expectations would result in living a dull, mundane, and joyless life.”

In fact, the study finds that people high in self-control spend less time regulating themselves and making difficult decisions.

People with high self-control are happier in the long-run and in the short-term.

The rash should beware!

The study was published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology (Cheung et al., 2014).

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Source: Signs of the Times

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Arvin N. Prebost
Arvin N. Prebost
25 July, 2018 10:13 am

From what I have seen, many White people themselves do not have that much self-control anymore. I call them, “dog-men.” I got so tired of seeing White Frenchmen peeing in bushes or on trees, in broad daylight, while a public restroom was less than two minutes away. I don’t know if this is lack of self-control, arrogance, or both. I did not see any English or Germans doing this, but we did not go to any big cities in those countries. (Yes, I know, New York is just as bad.) To walk along the Seine at night, in Paris, in certain places, is like being in the most vile-smelling outhouse you can imagine. But maybe Berlin or Amsterdam would have been the same way. I hate to say this, but… Read more »

Alex Wells
Alex Wells
Reply to  Arvin N. Prebost
25 July, 2018 4:47 pm

Popular sensibility regarding acceptable behavior can vary a bit from one White country to another. A friend of mine who moved to Vienna in the 1980s informed me once that men will relieve themselves in the street there. When I lived in Germany, I found Germans genuinely surprised when I informed them that in America it is considered barbaric for humans to eat horse meat. Over there horses are made into sausage. Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, and Gouveneur Morris found a great many aspects of French behavior distasteful when they were representing the United States in that country. It was no secret that Bishop Tallyrand had a girlfriend and an illegitimate son, for example, nor was this considered outrageous. Adolf Hitler remarked once how it was quite common in southern… Read more »

Arvin N. Prebost
Arvin N. Prebost
Reply to  Alex Wells
26 July, 2018 7:48 pm

I just sometimes wonder if the best people left Europe long ago—the Huguenots, the Mennonites, Lutherans, etc.

These were the enterprising, creative, and highly moral people that the collectivist soul of Europe could not abide.

Catholicism had its place in the European drama, but it became organized, stale, plodding, dull, extraordinarily rich, and all the while . . . cruel, and bloodthirsty, when challenged.

26 July, 2018 8:33 pm

Forbearance is a good quality.

Sic Semper
Sic Semper
26 July, 2018 9:41 pm

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