Restraint – an influence that inhibits or restrains; a limitation.
When I was younger, I followed a simple rule: never back down. I would tell myself that you only lose [or loose] something upon your permission. You can pretty much say I was pretty aggressive. I had trouble with patience. I believed that if you want something, you do not wait for it, instead you go after it, because you desire it so bad you cannot wait to have it.
But growing up, you just realize that life does not go like that doesn’t it?
I cannot say I am now patient though; maybe, developing restraint, more likely.