Everyone has habits that can be conquered by concentration. Let’s say for instance, you are in the habit of complaining, or finding fault with yourself or others; or, imagining that you don’t have the same abilities as others; or feeling that you are not as good as someone else; or that you cannot rely on yourself; or believe similar thoughts or thoughts of weakness.
These should be neutralized and be replaced with thoughts of strength and power. Both ways of thinking are just a habit.
Remember every time you think of yourself as being weak, you are making yourself so by thinking you are. Our mental conditions make us what we are. Just watch yourself and see how much time you waste in worrying, fretting and complaining. The more of it you do the worse off you are.
Just the minute you are aware of thinking a negative thought immediately change to a positive one. If you start to think of failure, change to thinking of success. You have the seeds of success within you. Care for your thoughts the same way a mother bear watching over her cubs.
You have the power and ability to make those that you meet everyday feel as you do, because you radiate vibrations of the way you feel and your vibrations are felt by others.
When you concentrate on a certain thing you turn all the rays of your vibrations on this. Thought is the directing power of all Life’s vibrations. When a person enters a crowded without “projecting” their personal power, no one will notice them.
But if another person enters the same crowded room full of personal power, everyone notices. This person would enter the room feeling that they were a magnetic and concentrating on this thought, others would feel their vibration.
So remember the way you feel you can make others feel.
This is the law.
Make yourself a concentrated dynamo from which your thoughts vibrate to others. Then you are a power in the world. Cultivate the art of feeling, for as I said before you can only make others feel what you feel.
If you will study all of the great individuals in history you’ll find that they were enthusiastic. First they were enthusiastic themselves, and then they could arouse others’ enthusiasm.
It’s latent in everyone.
It is a wonderful force when once aroused.
All people of success possess it and you can cultivate it by concentration.
Set time aside everyday where you have a deeply absorbing converse with your Soul. Meditate with sincere desire and an open heart and you will be able to accomplish that which you have meditated on.
This is the keynote of success.
“Think, speak and act just as you wish to be, and you will be that which you wish to be.”
You are what you think you are NOT what you may appear to be. You may fool others but not yourself. You may control your life and actions just as you can control your hands. If you want to raise your hand you must first think of raising it. If you want to control your life you must first control your thinking.
Easy to do, right?
Yes it is, through the mental strength skill of concentrating on what you think about.
How To Develop Concentration
The first and last answer must be:
“By interest and strong motive. The stronger the motive the greater the concentration.” – Eustace Miller, M. D.