Develop Your Will
Developing your will is just like exercising a muscle. It’s a matter of practice and gradual improvement. At first it might seem tiresome. You might think you’re not making progress, but at each trial you will grow stronger until the new strength becomes real and permanent.
Any one of us can make ourselves positive under sudden calls or emergencies. We develop the habit of “bracing up” when occasion demands. Imagine what it would be like to make your habitual state the same as your “bracing up” stage is now. Then if you find it necessary to apply that extra spurt, you will be able to reach a state you can’t even fathom right now.
A continuous state of high tension is not at all desirable. This would cause your thought waves and their process of reproduction to be strained. You will find it desirable to relieve the tension at times so you can become more receptive and absorb more impressions.
Relax and assume a state of receptiveness, knowing that you can always spring back to the positive state at will. Positive, you give out expressions; receptive, you take in impressions. Positive, you are a teacher; receptive, a pupil. It is not only a good thing to be a good teacher, but it is also very important to be a good listener at times.