Thursday, January 10, 2018
In the book The Law of Success in 16 Lessons by Napoleon Hill, the lesson on Concentration is powerful. A particularly great segment states, "There is a given point at which the human mind stops rising or exploring unless something out of the daily routine happens to "push" it over the obstacle." In other words, if you want to learn or grow or expand your knowledge, position, status or situation, you must push your mind beyond your comfort zone. This is not new information to you. You've basically known it all your life. In many ways, success is a balance of mastering everything positive that you've ever learned and continually adding new data, skills, knowledge and experiences into your life. Yet, in order to study, learn and truly master something, you must create a habit. A habit is formed by repetition and doing the same thing over and again. You're probably thinking, "How do I balance repetition AND create a new knowledge base at the same time?" The simple answer is: desire. The longer answer is tied to your own personal aspirations: when you have a desire or a goal that is strong enough, you will move heaven and earth to achieve it. Once realized, the lesson of concentration can be a powerful key to success.
"The secret of concentration is the secret of self-discovery. You reach inside yourself to discover your personal resources, and what it takes to match them to the challenge." – Arnold Palmer