concentration

The firm use of mental concentration

Here's an interesting quote by William Walker Atkinson: "To the reader who has had no experience along the lines of Mental Concentration, it may seem like a very easy task to focus the mind upon a subject, and then hold it there firmly and fixedly. But a little...

Expel intruding thoughts

Here's an interesting quote from William Walker Atkinson: "A talented writer has said along these lines: "We moderns are unaccustomed to the mastery over our inner thoughts and feelings. That a man should be a prey to any thought that chances to take possession of his...

Thought helpers

Here's an interesting quote from William Walker Atkinson: "Thought will aid you in the following manner: 1. By the use of your positive thought force in the direction of directly influencing men in person, through the law of Suggestion. By this I mean that you will be...

This one thing I do

Here's an important quote from William Latson: "Concentration of the attention is one of the master keys of power. Without it one can accomplish nothing great or significant. The most perfect perceptions, the most retentive memory, the most daring and picturesque...

The insufficient approach to exercises

Very often, students have a wrong or insufficient approach to exercises. It's not like 20m a day of exercises will do much if you ignore your experiences for the rest 23h40m of your day. Those 20m a day - or close to it - make you aware of a different reality. They...

Attention bending forward

Here's an interesting quote by William Walker Atkinson "The term "Attention" is derived from the Latin term "attendere," meaning "to stretch or bend forward"; the original implication being that in the act of Attention one's mind was extended, stretched out, or bent...

The 3 elements of mental concentration

Here's an interesting quote by William Walker Atkinson: "Mental Concentration consists of the three following elements, viz, (1) The application of earnest Voluntary Attention upon one particular subject or object; (2) the application of Perception, Observation,...

Put more mind in that shovel

Here's an interesting quote by Prentice Mulford: "A principal means for holding and increasing both physical and mental strength lies in the training of the mind and body to do but one thing at a time; in other words, to put all the thought necessary for the...

Easy to consume, hard to produce

In the previous email, we wrote about how we should use our brain's ability to focus, memorize and think actively instead of constantly being driven passively. But that's more challenging. In fact, it's straightforward to be passive; it's a lot harder to be active. In...

Our brain wants as little effort as possible

To develop - and maintain - a good concentration ability, you need to practice using them. In fact, Socrates was against writing (yes, actually putting words to paper) because it would atrophy our ability to memorize since we would be too reliant on the written words...

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