Now we are beginning to get the idea that not only should we dream but we need to have an idea of what things will be like when we reach that dream. Thinking aloud, people looking for work need to have an idea of what type of job they desire. Those looking to employ these people must ask them what their idea is in working for their organisation.
Interviews will much be interesting if the dominant questions fired to the prospective candidates would dwelt on asking them their idea of the role they will play on the desired position. It doesn’t matter the level of the role within the organisation, whether lowest down or highest up the hierarchy, one must have a clear idea of what their contribution will be to that organisation they are so seeking to join.
Creative mind entails having well structured ideas of ones’ placement in an organisation. The very nature of work means that no matter what your role within, it all requires finding solutions to something; be it by supply or serving (service). You cannot supply without an an idea of what you need to supply nor can you serve or offer a service that is not required. One has to have an idea of the requirements needing satisfying.
The very idea of solving human’s problems and as a result receiving compensation in form of money for that, has everyone desiring to have an occupation or a trade. We all have an idea of what the benefits are for hard work towards a worthy cause.
The quotes this week are an extraction from a book which advises that if we so focus on that which we desire to materialise then the thing will not have any escape route, but to come to us. The question is how do we intensify the focusing on that which we desire, and that’s where the book comes in with strategies. I am sure the selected quotations below from this book will enlighten you to one or two life lessons. Read and enjoy:
THE POWER OF CONCENTRATION by Theron Q. Dumont
“We all know that in order to accomplish a certain thing we must concentrate. It is of the utmost value to learn how to concentrate. To make a success of anything you must be able to concentrate your entire thought upon the idea you are working out. —– Do not become discouraged, if you are unable to hold your thought on the subject very long at first. There are very few who can. It seems a peculiar fact that it is easier to concentrate on something that is not good for us, than on something that is beneficial. This tendency is overcome when we learn to concentrate consciously.”
“Many persons read good books, but say they do not get much good out of them. They do not realize that all any book or any lesson course can do is to awaken them to their possibilities; to stimulate them to use their will power. You may teach a person from now until doom’s day, but that person will only know what he learns himself. ‘You can lead him to the fountain, but you can’t make him drink.'”
“I can think of nothing, but lack of health, that should interfere with one becoming successful. There is no other handicap that you should not be able to overcome. To overcome a handicap, all that is necessary to do is to use more determination and grit and will. ——- The man with grit and will may be poor today and wealthy in a few years, will power is a better asset than money; will can carry you over chasms of failure, if you but give it the chance.”
“If you waste your time reading sensational stories or worthless newspaper items, you excite the impulsive and emotional faculties, and this means you are weakening your power of concentration. You will not be a free engineer, able to pilot yourself to success. ——- Concentration of the mind can only be developed by watching yourself closely. All kinds of development commence with close attention. You should regulate your every thought and feeling. When you commence to watch yourself and your own acts and also the acts of other people, you use the faculties of autonomy, and, as you continue to do so, you improve your faculties, until in time you can engineer your every thought, wish and plan. To be able to focalize the mind on the object at hand in a conscious manner leads to concentration. Only the trained mind can focalize. To hold a thought before it until all the faculties shall have had time to consider that thought is concentration.”