It relates to the ability to delay gratification, not to take the first reward that comes our way, but to hold out for our ultimate goal. This has been shown to have significant correlations to success. In a similar way this habit relates to the ability to withhold judgement before reaching a conclusion. A person who is able to manage their impulsivity well, will take time to consider alternatives, gather information and come to a considered conclusion. They also tend to be more empathic, compassionate and thoughtful. They set goals, priorities and keep their plans on track. They tend to be thoughtful and considered in their actions, rather than rash and hurried.
“Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together”. – Vincent Van Gogh