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“Self-regulation” (also self-control or executive functions) stands for the capability to control emotions and habits, to own a well-established working memory and cognitive flexibility to be able to switch between different modes of thinking and acting. Substantial research suggests that these core competencies are crucial for factors of success and happiness in life like health, wealth, etc. This paper summarizes the current status of research in different disciplines on these abilities. International examples for relevant teaching will be given. It will explain its significance for private and business settings as part of self-management. The paper will also include the meaning of this topic for burning social questions. Conclusions for didactic analog and digital methods on different age levels including adults will be outlined.