2015: Success Principles (Part 6 of 12)


    Posted on 4/27/2013 1:59:06 PM

    Enhancing your will-power is likely one of the best training programmes you can invest in.  Here are some ideas to strengthen your will and become a stronger person:-

    Do not let your mind float like a piece of paper in the wind
    Work hard to keep it focussed.  When doing a task, think of nothing else.  When walking to work, count the steps it takes to get there.  This is not easy but your mind will soon understand that you hold its reins and not vice versa.

    Your will is like a muscle
    You must first exercise it and then push before it gets stronger.  When you are hungry, wait another hour before your meal.  When you are labouring over a difficult task and your mind is pormpting you to pick up the latest magazine for a break, curb the impulse.  Sir Isaac Newton, one of the greatest classical physicist the world has produced, once said, "if I have done the public any service it is due to patient thoughts".  Newton had a remarkable ability to sit quietly and think without interruption for a very long period of time.  If he can develop this, so can you.

    You can also build your will-power by restraint in your conduct with others
    Speak less (use the 60/40 rule - listen 60% of the time and speak a mere 40%).  This will not only make you more popular but you will learn much wisdom as everyone we meet, has something to teach us.  Also restrain the urge to gossip or to condemn someone who you feel has made a mistake.  Stop complaining and develop a cheerful, vital and strong personality.  You will greatly influence others.

    When a negative thought come to mind, immediately replace it with one that is positive
    Negative thinking is a conditioned process whereby the negative patterns are established over and over.  Rid yourself of any limitations and become a powerful positive thinker.  

    Do take note of this ancient Indian Proverb:  "If you conquer your mind, you conquer the world".


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