The ability to focus energy is a necessity for every man and every woman in any walk of life. It is fundamental to any achievement.
The universe as we know is made of a focused energy. Man is a mass of energy and the extent to which he focuses his energy on something worthwhile the better the quality of his output and life in general.
But experience has shown that most of us dissipate our energies on rather too trivial unimportant tasks rather than focusing it on worthwhile assignment which could carry us to major advancement. Instead of one hundred percent of our energy appearing in results that are worthwhile, often not more than one per cent of it gets into real work, the rest we throw away and dissipate through non-useful activities.
A young man starts out in life with a large amount of energy and vitality stored up in his brain, nerves, and muscles. He feels an almost limitless supply of energy springing up within him, a fullness and buoyancy which know no repression. He believes he is capable of anything and that he will do wonders with this unlimited energy.
He believes he will transmute practically all of his energy into wonderful achievement. He seems to think that there is practically no end to his power. But along the line, rather than focusing the energy on a purposeful end, he begins to throw it off and burns it up here and there in a night club dining with the girls.
He drains his energy off with surfeiting and late hours socialising like he has no vision for his life until he finally comes to himself with a shock and asks, “Where is all my energy and enthusiasm gone? He is surprised to find that, with all the superabundant vitality with which he set out the journey of his life, he has scarcely produced enough light to illuminate his own way, and has nothing left for the world. The energy which should have been transmuted into achievement has been lost on the way.
Like I always said, you are better than the average of people. Make good use of your energy, focus it on a worthwhile purpose and you will be astonished with the quality of your output. Do not fall into the same pit like millions of people who have made miserable failures in life just by letting their precious energy, which might have made them successful, slip away from them in foolish living and silly dissipation.
Money lost may be regained, but vitality and energy lost in dissipation cannot be regained. Not only can it not be regained but it is also a thousand times worse than lost, because it has demoralised all that is left, deteriorated the character, and undermined the very foundation of all that is best in life.
Focus energy through Mind Relaxation
You probably can only find one or two people out of hundred who know how to make proper use of their energy, who know how to focus energy for maximum achievement or has learnt how to relax perfectly when at rest. Yet it is majorly through calmness and repose, or perfect relaxation, that the mind is empowered to store up energy, stop the leaks, and cut off all wastes.
When you take time to learn how to focus energy through mind calming, you become a normal person and realise you are able to accomplish more because you are no longer in a state of mental hurry which wear out the mind and the entire body systems.
Most people on the streets are not normal, not because they are mad or crazy but because they are always in a hurry to get this and that done and they end up doing poor job. A normal person, who has stopped all his energy leaks is not nervous or restless. He has control of his muscles, and is always the master of himself, He is poised and serene.
He has a mighty reserve power, because he has not wasted his energy. He can sit or stand still, look you squarely in the eye without flinching, because there is power back of the eye. He is always balanced, and does not need artificial stimulants.
It is no wonder that so many of our nervous and over-active business men begin to wear out and some even slump or die so early. They feel exhausted in the morning and they are fagged and wear out most of the time. They then resort to stimulants or smoking to keep up the intense, unnatural strain, and to give them artificial energy as a substitute for the real energy which they are constantly leaking away in so many ways. They find it difficult to focus energy without stimulants.
The tired brains, tense nerves and loss of focused energy and vitality of mankind are responsible for a large proportion of the abnormal thinking, the wretched mistakes in business, the fatal blunders which cost human lives in the air, on land and sea.
To remedy this situation, it will be a wise decision to look back over the day and see where your energy has gone. See how much of it is leaking away from you in trifles. Perhaps through this exercise you will be able to realise how you have wasted it in fretting, fuming, fault-finding and unnecessary argument that will take you nowhere.
This form of argument cannot accomplish anything useful but will merely strain your nerves, made you irritable, cripple your right judgement and left you exhausted. You may realise through the exercise that you have drained off more of what should have been a focused energy, in a burst of bad temper than you have expended in doing your real work.
Many of us so completely exhaust our strength in useless, un-necessary worry and anxiety, in anticipating our tasks before they even come to us and in doing the work over and over again mentally before we even begin, that in the end, we have no force left for the actual work when it finally arrives. We are like a fire engine letting off all its steam on its way to a fire, and arriving with no power left to throw water on the flames.
Many of us waste our energies and make our lives ineffective by trying to do too many things at the same time. Ability to do one thing perfectly well is the key to greater achievement. If we focus energy powerfully upon one thing until we become master of it, we will be better off than individuals who are jack of all trade and master of none.
The mind is like a searchlight —every other thing is in semi darkness except the object upon which the light is focused on at the moment. It cannot illuminate a very large area at one time. We cannot focus energy powerfully upon more than one subject to reach the peak of excellence.
People who are constantly making resolutions with great energy and determination, but who never put their plan into execution do not realise how much of a focused energy they waste in dreaming and wishing. They live in dreamland while they work in mediocrity. Their heads are in the clouds while their feet are on the earth. If these people would only spend the energy thus wasted in actually doing something, they would get somewhere.
Focused energy results in quality output
Focused energy is the foundation of all achievement. It is the bedrock of all writing, painting and invention wish takes our breath away. Many people whose works are wishy washy have allowed their energy to escape in a hundred foolish ways, and have none left to put into their work.
As an author, your output will not take hold of your reader if your energies are dissipated and not focused when you are writing. The output will be wishy washy and will not arouse the interest of the reader because the author himself was not aroused and inspired when writing. Focused energy arouse the mind and bring about inspiration.
This is not only applicable to authors. It is applicable in different walks of life.Many teachers cannot arouse the enthusiasm of their pupils, because they have no enthusiasm themselves and their energy reservoirs are exhausted. Many artists, mechanics, and business men and women bring but one per cent of energy to their work. The rest is gone in the smoke, heat, and friction of life.
What are you doing with your energy? Be honest with yourself and find out where your energy is going. You may be very honest in your dealings with others, but very dishonest in your dealings with yourself. You may be ignorantly or carelessly squandering your energy. The best tonic in the world is the confidence and happiness which come from the consciousness of one’s inner power as a result of one’s reservoir of focused energy.
This tonic brings the assurance that we are best prepared to get hold of precious opportunities when they come near our dwelling place. Whoever possess this tonic will be sure to transmute into achievement not one per cent, but a greater portion of his stored energy.
To focus energy – Get rid of frivolities
Block and get rid of all leaks that unconsciously sucks your vital energy away. If you have taken an unfortunate step, retrace it if you can; remedy it as far as it is in your power to do so and when you have done your best, let the thing drop forever. Do not exhume the skeleton and drag it along with you. Never allow what is dead and buried to keep bobbing up and draining off your life-capital in worry or vain regrets.
Do not do anything or touch anything which will lower your vitality. Always ask yourself, what is there in this thing I am going to do which will add to the quality of my work or which will increase my power, keep me refresh and make me more efficient in my service to humanity? If you have a vision, a purpose and desire to get somewhere in life, you must cut off everything which sucks out your energy or kill your enthusiasm.
Everywhere we see young men and young women with great possibilities, crippled in their life-work because they have not vitality and energy enough to push their way and overcome the obstacles in the path to their goal. It is pitiable to see many of them at work, yawning and stretching all day, feeling sleepy.
To focus energy – Practice Mind Calming
For us to be outstanding in our field and produce quality and desirable output, we need a lot of reserved, undiluted energy and the only way to get this energy at the right level is to keep refilling our reservoir on daily basis through mediation and mind calming. You need to take yourself for a few moments each day into the quiet, into the silence, where you will not be agitated by the disturbances that enter in through the avenues of the physical senses.
There in the quiet alone with God, put yourself into the receptive attitude. Calmly, quietly, and expectantly desire that this realisation break in upon and take possession of your soul. As it breaks in upon and takes possession of the soul, it will manifest itself to your mind, and from this you will feel its manifestations in every part of your body. You will feel your energy level rising and your mind is all at rest.
Then in the degree that you open yourself to it you will feel a quiet, peaceful, illuminating power that will harmonise body, soul, and mind, and that will then harmonise these with
all the world. You are now on the mountain top, and the voice of God is speaking to you. Then, as you descend, carry this realisation with you and live in it throughout your waking and working hour.