The first step to developing a worthy character is self-control.
You need self-control to manage your life successfully, to keep commitments, manage time and money, control thoughts and words, subdue appetites, school feelings, overcome temptations and reach goals.
When you determine to improve your life or pursue a worthy goal, opposition appears in the form of self-doubt, discouragement, and the temptation to quit.
Here are the keys to gaining self-control:
2. Fasting and Prayer
3. Train the Will
4. Be Determined
Excerpt from Fascinating Womanhood by Helen Andelin