The nervous system is an electrical system. It is powered by the mind and the currents course through the spinal cord and through the nerves. Every thought sets the brain cells into action. If the thought is sufficiently refined and concentrated, then the thought expresses itself perfectly.
The key to attaining what you want, then, is to develop your mental dynamo so that it has laser-like focus and power. You must develop and exercise your power of concentration.
Focus and concentration are the most distinguishing factors of highly successful men and women. It is not often that the smartest man achieves great heights. As Calvin Coolidge stated:
Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan ‘Press On’ has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.
Larry Ellison, the billionaire CEO of Oracle, said about Bill Gates, “Bill Gates wants people to think he’s Edison, when he’s really Rockefeller. Referring to Gates as the smartest man in America isn’t right…wealth isn’t the same thing as intelligence.”
One thing everyone will say about Mr. Gates, though, is the fact that he is driven and has a laser-like focus when he sets to do something.
Think of it this way: if you take a magnifying glass and focus the rays of the sun, then you can start a fire. When the sunlight is scattered, nothing will happen. Focus those rays and watch out!
The same goes for the mind: If you allow power to be dissipated by jumping from one thought to the next, no result will be apparent; but if you focus and concentrate on a single purpose for a length of time, then nothing is impossible.
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