The Power of Concentration

by Theron Q. Dumont | Kessinger © 1918 · 183 pages

Concentration. As we know, the sun's rays do not burn until brought to a focus. This is an old school manual on how to cultivate our strength of mind to set our lives on fire. In the Note, we'll look at some Big Ideas to cultivate our concentration, sticktoitiveness and make every moment a part of our practice.

“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.

Success is assured when you are able to concentrate for you are then able to utilize for your good all constructive thoughts and shut out all the destructive ones. It is of the greatest value to be able to think of only that which will be beneficial.”

~ Theron Q. Dumont from The Power of Concentration

This is another one of those old school classics.

It was written in 1918 by one Theron Q. Dumont who, it turns out, appears to be a pseudonym of William Walker Atkinson, a pioneer in the American New Thought movement.

The book is packed with goodness on how we can get our minds right and cultivate our concentration muscles.

Let’s jump straight in and take a quick look at a handful of my favorite Big Ideas!

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Theron Q. Dumont

Pioneer of New Thought Movement