How to concentrate in studies effectively?
A student (Name hidden) asked like this:
Sir I have a question. I can't concentrate on my studies so how to concentrate on study..?? I want the solution.. Thank you..
REPLY BY RAJAN:
CONCENTRATION - The word itself means INVOLVING IN ONLY ONE WORK AT A TIME. Therefore, if you do not have concentration in studies, that definitely means YOU HAVE SOME OTHER THOUGHTS ALSO while reading lessons and/ or hearing in class rooms.
If you tune the radio, the sound will be clear if you exactly place the pointer at the frequency of a particular channel. If you place the pointer between the frequencies of any two channels, you can not hear both the channels clearly.
Because, the frequency will be received CLEARLY only when the right frequency is exactly pointed.
I usually give another example for those who ask me advices. If you keep a piece of paper on road under the sunlight, it will never burn even after years. But, if you focus the same sun light on the same paper using a lens, the paper will burn within seconds. How?
Because, without lens, the sun light is scattered by the gases and dust particles in the atmosphere and hence it loses its temperature and power. Whereas, if you focus the same light as a dot on the paper, all the scattered sun light are collected and focussed on a single point. So, it gains enormous power and temperature that burns the paper into ashes.
So, if you use your mind in ONLY ONE ACTIVITY at a time, you can grasp the contents of your text book effectively. If you read the lessons and at the same time you are thinking of any betrayals, cheatings, love, friendship, etc, your concentration is scattered and hence the lessons do not get stored in brain permanently.
So, first evaluate yourself. You will agree that you have many thoughts while studying.
You can take Narendra Modi as an example (Sorry, I am not speaking politics. Since he is a popular recent example, I have used his name). Immediately after he was announced as the Prime Ministerial candidate for his party in India, he started his campaign all over India. He never concentrated in any other arguments, activities for about 6 months. He, as a single preacher, travelled more than 3 lakh kilometres all over India that is a record. He spoke in 100s of meetings. His only target was to bring his party and himself in power.
What happened? He made a record by coming to power getting a thumping majority in the general elections. Hence, there is a stable government in the centre.
What is the reason for his achievements? His DETERMINATION and SINGLE MINDED EFFORTS. Nothing else. Though he might have been backed by financial support from his party, it was his efforts that made his elevation from a chief minister of Gujarat to the Prime Minister of India.
So, Concentrate in a single activity at a time. THIS IS THE ONLY TECHNIQUE RECOMMENDED BY ALMOST ALL PSYCHOLOGISTS FOR IMPROVING CONCENTRATION WITHOUT ANY NEED FOR TRAINING.
If you have another work to do, stop studying the lessons, go and complete that another work SINGLE MINDEDLY and take a pause and then again start studying SINGLE MINDEDLY.
Many thoughts will be there during teen age student period. But, if you realize that only these 2-3 years are going to write the destiny of your entire life in future, you will start to give importance for studies.
Only these 5-6 text books are going to bring you lakhs of rupees/ dollars of earnings in future. Therefore, see those text books as Bank Pass books, not just books.
Remember, this world is becoming highly competitive now. If you lag behind, others will overtake you and succeed. No mercy, No compassion.
Therefore, put your faith in Lord and Concentrate in studies single mindedly and effectively with a calm mind.
Hope these tips will help.