When a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully.
INTEREST. Here is the key to the whole thing. If and when you are truly interested in what you are doing, or are about to do, then you will center your attention on it with little or no effort, and almost irrespective of the attendant conditions.
Depend upon it, sir, when a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully.
Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness and the happiness of others.
We know that attention acts as a lightning rod. Merely by concentrating on something one causes endless analogies to collect around it, even penetrate the boundaries of the subject itself: an experience that we call coincidence, serendipity – the terminology is extensive. My experience has been that in these circular travels what is really significant surrounds a central absence, an absence that, paradoxically, is the text being written or to be written.
If you want to concentrate deeply on some problem, and especially some piece of writing or paper-work, you should acquire a cat. Alone with the cat in the room where you work ... the cat will invariably get up on your desk and settle placidly under the desk lamp ... The cat will settle down and be serene, with a serenity that passes all understanding. And the tranquility of the cat will gradually come to affect you, sitting there at your desk, so that all the excitable qualities that impede your concentration compose themselves and give your mind back the self-command it has lost. You need not watch the cat all the time. Its presence alone is enough. The effect of a cat on your concentration is remarkable, very mysterious.
Do stuff. be clenched, curious. Not waiting for inspiration's shove or society's kiss on your forehead. Pay attention. It's all about paying attention. attention is vitality. It connects you with others. It makes you eager. stay eager.
One big secret about succeeding in the new year lies in concentrating more on things that matter most in life, and walking away from those things that are of no value or use.
Maximize the time you have through hard work, concentration and research
In those days a boy on the classical side officially did almost nothing but classics. I think this was wise; the greatest service we can to education today is to teach few subjects. No one has time to do more than a very few things well before he is twenty, and when we force a boy to be a mediocrity in a dozen subjects we destroy his standards, perhaps for life.
Bayer's planned acquisition of Monsanto promises to increase concentration in both the seed and agrochemical markets.
Concentration is a fine antidote to anxiety.
By dedicating so much concentration to the issue of security, bilateral matters pass to a secondary level.
In the German concentration camps, Jews wore yellow stars while homosexuals wore pink lambdas.
Concentration comes out of a combination of confidence and hunger.
In contrast to the troposphere, the stratosphere is extremely dry and practically cloudless - the concentration of water vapor is measured in parts per million and is, in fact, comparable to that of ozone.
Meditation is not following any system; it is not constant repetition and imitation. Meditation is not concentration.
The dangers of a concentration of all power in the general government of a confederacy so vast as ours are too obvious to be disregarded.
Music for me, it demands full concentration.
If you are full of motivation as a player, if you are full of concentration, I am open arms.