I think if you have control over your mind, you can persevere through most hard things.
like having good impulse control over addictive behaviors (constant social media usage for example) is the start. Then you slowly become self aware of addictive thoughts (social judgement for example) then you start controlling that.
Now, the only way it seems to actually CONTROL (misleading word) is to actually just stop doing it. Then you keep doing NOT doing it then it becomes a lifestyle. Then your brain will be hardwired to be self sufficient and truly independent --> you become a superhuman?
if you get there, you can then actually do long term gratification things rather than bunch of small nothings.
So, to sum up,
you identify addictive behaviors
you identify addictive thoughts stemming from the behavior
you detach/let go/stop doing whatever it is
you get used to not doing these very very fun and bad stuff for long enough
you are more able to persevere through long term projects in life (however, relapse is possible)
its not that you control anything, its that you aren't controlled by anything
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