5. Protect Yourself
People who have the best self-control avoid situations where they will have to exercise will power. For example, people who have spending problems would do well to leave their credit cards at home during the day, carrying a small amount of cash. Rather than buy food at work, it is best to pack your own lunch. People who have the most will power plan their day so that they can avoid the daily temptations of life. Protecting yourself also entails socializing with people who elevate you, rather than interacting with people who enable you to engage temptation.