By: MJ Gonzales | Executive Chronicles
Is it fine to do something technically wrong, but popularly acceptable since the implementation of the law is not strict? If the answer is yes, what if the HR admin calls you for violating a rule that everyone commits. Will you contest they’re just being selective or admit your mistake? It is same with bad habit, it starts with harmless manner until you realize that you’re suffering due to self-inflicted consequences.
Self-restraint or self-control is one feature that is hard to develop for everybody and it’s even more elusive if your company is lenient and liberal. Though you don’t hear anything yet from your bosses, it is expected from you to offer quality work and impeccable chemistry with your colleagues. Sometimes most company officials just silently judging you from a far and decide to let you go if the call of their duty ask for it.
On the lighter angle, some bad habits may not cause your job dismissal and instead just let you feel unproductive. Traits such as procrastination and disorganization are not that serious problems if you’re far from the extreme type. Though these can also be reasons of rifts, missed deadlines, overtime, and accidents.
Self-control is not only to avoid career woes and developing negative customs, it also helps you to achieve what you want in the end. In the study conducted by Tracy T. L. Cheung, Marleen Gillebaart, Floor Kroese, and Denise De Ridder of Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, Utrecht University in Netherlands; it shared that people with high trait self-control (TSC) experience happiness than others. It’s because they’re keen to prevent losses and focused on gaining positive goals like promotion.
“Self-control has been linked to successes in different walks of life, and it appears that with greater self-control one could focus more on aspirations and less on warding off hindrances along the way. That said, although the pursuit of happiness may not be easy, it appears to be nonetheless in our control,” the researchers’ conclusion.