Daily Steps In Self Mastery – Day 15: Concentration

Noun; the action or power of focusing one’s attention or mental effort.

Today I will learn to fix the mind upon one thing at a time.  Be interested in what you do.  Persistently work for a definite object.  Take new responsibilities.  Apply yourself diligently.  Let desire for achievement make you concentrate with power on the work in hand.

My Exercise:

Hold these in my mind:

  1. Do only one thing at a time.
  2. Examine things closely.
  3. Avoid everything that distracts.
  4. Plan all work as well as you can.
  5. Concentrate with all your power.

I go at what I am about as if there were nothing else in the world for the time being.  That’s the secret of all hard-working men; but most of them can’t carry it into their amusements.  ~Charles Kingsley