Relationship Between Self-Control and Success




People would want to be successful. Aside from talent and opportunities, the researcher would like to explore other factors that contribute to success. One determinant is self-control; therefore, factors that help a person


  • To determine what factors contribute to self-control.
  • To determine if success is innate.
  • To determine if diet and environment plays a vital role to success


Target population are 25 young adults in their late twenties to mid-thirties. They would be asked to answer questionnaires and submit to medical check-up (brain scan).


  • FRONTAL LOBE: A significant difference is noted based on the brain scans. Those that have higher activity levels in their frontal lobes have more self-control than those who have less activity.
  • GLUCOSE: Although glucose level is a significant determinant for self-control, those who consume more plant-based glucose tend to have higher success levels than those who are taking the processed ones.
  • BELIEF IN DIVINE POWER: Those who are religious exhibit self-control more than those those who do not.


Frontal lobe activity, glucose level and belief in Divine Powers are by far the main factors affecting one’s self-control. This research have also found out that the higher the scores in the three areas above, the more successful a person is. Therefore, it has been concluded that self-control and success are interrelated.