Self-control and character.
Great strides toward happiness and well-being can be achieved when we identify the things within our control, separating them from those things outside our control.
Once we’ve differentiated between the two, we can learn not to concern ourselves with the things outside of our control. We will be able to invest that energy in ourselves instead, doing the work in the areas that will yield more positivity – our words, responses, actions, and attitudes.
When we develop this self-control, we will build the character needed for a healthier emotional life.
make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; 6 and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; 7 and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love. 8 For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive…”2 Peter 1:5-8, NIV