So clearly I’ve fallen off the bandwagon of posting on my blog…
First of all… my apologies… I’m have this horrible problem with consistency.. yeah i know it makes sound irresponsible lol in many ways, but i definitely deal with this problem.
What I do want to share with you guys is this…
The Power of Concentration
Since i have such a problem with consistency, which comes from concentration, because my mind is always shooting off new ideas or topics, I particularly needed this.. so i sought out some knowledge on this topic.
*** “The Power of Concentration” by Theron Q. Dumont originally publish in 1918 – In case you want to read the book yourself ***
So clearly not being able to concentrate in most people’s opinions is considered “A.D.D” or “A.D.H.D”… and I’ve seriously considered that, but after much deliberation I realized that the only thing doctors or anyone will do is give you the pharmaceutical and “controlled” version of Speed…. yeah.. that’s not gonna do much help.
So there’s gotta be another answer… well i found it.. it’s called Concentration.
I used to think that once you gain the knowledge, the rest is easy, but in reality… gaining knowledge is easier than it’s ever been before. In 2009, more information was put out on the internet, than all the knowledge and information combined in History… WHAT? I can’t even comprehend that!
The real struggle in any challenge in life comes AFTER you know what to do… which is DOING it… This is where concentration is soo vital. The issue with concentration is like any other exercise that you do… it needs practice.. and if you want to be great at anything then you must practice that “sport” day in and day out… dedicate your entire life to it, and maybe… just maybe then you’ll achieve greatness in that “sport.”
Concentration is much like that, except for the fact that once you master concentration, you have the ability to conquer anything, because to achieve success in anything two things are needed… Clarity… Clarity on WHAT you want/need to do, and Clarity on HOW you’re going to do it. The rest is having enough concentration to do it. But in the real world, this is almost never the case… even gaining clarity requires a ton of concentration.
The main issue with concentration is it requires calmness and control… control of your emotions. And being an emotionally driven person, rather then logically driven, this is especially hard for me. There are things that people do, that stimulate people’s emotions… for example adrenaline junkies, or alcoholics, or even people who easily get angry… these are all forms of losing control of your emotions.
So the first and most important lesson to learn in concentration is to keep ALL your emotions under control, which believe me I struggle with as well… everyone does.. some more than others.
I leave you with something my father told me long ago.. and i never really understood the meaning behind it, until perhaps now…
“Don’t make any promises when you’re excited, and Don’t make any decisions when you’re angry”