Practicing selflessness should not be done because of the mass perception that it is the right thing to do. It should occur from a feeling.
The positive power of negativity is that it leads us towards a deep desire to change. And change is like shifting the charge from negative to positive
When we can change the way we think, we can also change the way we feel, and the way we act through our feelings. This is how we can master the mind.
We can train the mind to overcome distractions, even if the task on hand is not interesting. It begins with changing the direction of our thoughts.