CHAPTER 6

Achieving Your Goals

Nothing is impossible, unless you think it is.

 

Concentration: A Key to Success

 

The root cause of many failures in life is lack of concentration. Attention is like a searchlight; when its beam is spread over a vast area, its power to focus on a particular object becomes weak, but focused on one thing at a time, it becomes powerful. Great men are men of concentration. They put their whole mind on one thing at a time.

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One should know the scientific method of concentration by which he may disengage his attention from objects of distraction and focus it upon oneĀ thing at a time. By the power of concentration, man can use the untold power of mind to accomplish that which he desires, and he can guard all doors through which failure may enter.

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Many persons think that their actions have to be either restless or slow. That is not true. If you keep calm, with intense concentration, you will perform all duties with the correct speed.

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A calm person has his senses fully identified with the environment in which he places himself. A restless person does not notice anything; consequently he gets into trouble with himself and others and misunderstand everything….Never change the center of your concentration from calmness to restlessness. Perform activities only with concentration.

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Always center your whole mind on whatever you may be doing however small or seemingly unimportant it may be Also learn to keep your mind flexible so that you can transfer your attention at a moment’s notice. But above all do everything with one hundred percent concentration.

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Most people do everything half-heartedly. They use only about one-tenth of their attention. That is why they haven’t the power to succeed….[Do] everything with the power of attention. The full force of that power can be attained through meditation. When you use that focusing power of God, you can place it on anything and be a success.

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