In January 2017, a devotee in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia asked Swami how to maintain focus during service and other spiritual activities when various thoughts run through the mind. Swami gave this guidance:
Practice, practice, practice! When you were born, you could not walk; you would fall every now and then. You had to hold someone’s hand and walk. Eventually, when you could start walking on your own, you were very careful to ensure that you did not fall. After some years of walking continuously, you did not even mind if a cow, buffalo or vehicle was in the path, you could go your way and walk without falling. It comes with practice.
If you continuously practise doing good things, avoiding wrong company, keeping good company and offering everything to God, the practice will make you perfect enough so that you will not fall later.