Voluntary attention and interest

Here’s an interesting quote from William Walker Atkinson: “Psychologists divide attention into two general classes, viz.: (1) voluntary attention and (2) involuntary attention. Voluntary attention is attention directed by the will to some object of our own...

The connection between concentration and Will

Regarding the last email, a student asked me what’s the relationship between Will and concentration. And the answer is: everything. You can’t train concentration without training the Will. And you can’t train the Will without training some...

Concentration as a real life skill

You can notice that concentration is a real skill in your life when you can use it in your daily tasks and goals. When you can focus, in an undisturbed way, in what you do in your life, then you know concentration is a skill you have. Particularly, when you can decide...

The golden rule for concentration

Here’s an interesting quote from William Walker Atkinson: “I urge upon all who read this book the importance of beginning to cultivate concentration. Begin by acquiring the habit of attending to one thing at a time, concentrating the attention upon it, and...

concentration as the root of higher abilities

Bruce Lee said that “concentration is the root of all the higher abilities in man”. And he is completely right. Whenever you want to do in life you need this ability to focus. And this is getting harder and harder to come by. Our society and technology are...