What is it about self-control that makes it so difficult to rely on? Self-control is a skill we all possess--yet we tend to give ourselves little credit for it. Self-control is so fleeting for most that when Martin Seligman and his colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania surveyed 2 million people and asked them to rank their strengths in 24 different skills, self-control ended up at the very bottom.
The ability to remain calm under pressure and exercise self-control has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and we've found that 90 percent of top performers are skilled at managing their emotions in times of stress in order to remain calm and in control. Continue reading.
Originally posted on Inc.com.
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