Congratulations For What? When one accomplishes something extraordinary we say, “Congratulations!” Yet our greatest achievement is not when we pass an exam, earn a degree, acquire a job or property, receive a promotion, get married, etc. Nor is it when we display superb talents or prowess. Rather, our greatest feat is self-control—the discipline of self when provoked, tempted, or hurt. Selfcontrol is the basis and crown of achievement in any field or endeavor. So, “Congratulations!” for what? For saying “No” to our appetite, passion, anger, bad attitude & habits, and pride. Without self-control, accomplishments result in regrets.