It is to bring back all the scattered threads of consciousness
to a single point, a single idea. Those who can attain perfect
attention succeed in everything they undertake; they will always
make a rapid progress. And this kind of concentration can be developed
exactly like the muscles; one may follow different systems, different
methods of training. Today we know that the most pitiful weakling,
for example, can with discipline become as strong as anyone else.
One should not have a will which flickers out like a candle.
The will, the concentration must be cultivated; it is a question
of method, of regular exercise. If you will, you can.
But the thought "What's the use?" must not come in to weaken
the will. The idea that one is born with a certain character and can do nothing
about it is a stupidity .