Promise me this: Promise that you will never ever again say you have self control.
You don’t. Not always. And if you don’t have it always, you don’t have self control.
That money you’ve been saving for your children’s college fund and you promised yourself never to tap into. . . goes right out the window when you can’t make the mortgage payment.
That candy that you “never” eat is the first thing you buy at the gas station convenience store when you’re hungry as hell on a long drive.
Our self control gets tested the most when we are least prepared for it.
Don’t fool yourself into believing self control is the only thing you need. You need to remove temptation. Reserve that money in a way where you can’t even get it. Carry some sunflower seeds in your glovebox and don’t even enter the convenience store. Remove temptation.