Quotes about Focus

“Material possessions, beauty enhancements, and sex will never give you a residual income on the value of your life. You cannot add, subtract, multiply or divide it . God created you to be worth exactly who you are- invaluable beyond human understanding.”

-Nathaniel Simons

“If you chase two rabbits, both will escape”

— Unknown

“What people say, what people do, and what they say they do are entirely different things.”

— Margaret Meade
Anthropologist

“Here is the prime condition of success: Concentrate your energy, thought and capital exclusively upon the business in which you are engaged. Having begun on one line, resolve to fight it out on that line, to lead in it, adopt every improvement, have the best machinery, and know the most about it.”

— Andrew Carnegie

“The great mystery isn’t that people do things badly but that they occasionally do a few things well. The only thing that is universal is incompetence. Strength is always specific! Nobody ever commented, for example, that the great violinist Jascha Heifetz probably couldn’t play the trumpet very well.”

— Peter Drucker

“Concentration is the secret of strengths in politics, in war, in trade, in short in all management of human affairs.”

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: decide what you want.”

— Ben Stein

“Decide upon your major definite purpose in life and then organize all your activities around it.”

— Brian Tracy

“Keep focused on the substantive issues. To make a decision means having to go through one door and closing all others.”

— Abraham Zaleznik

“If a man does not know to what port he is steering, no wind is favorable to him.”

— Seneca

“Most of what we say and do is not essential. If you can eliminate it, you’ll have more time, and more tranquillity. Ask yourself at every moment, ‘Is this necessary?’”

— Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

“You are more likely to acquire power by narrowing your focus and applying your energies, like the sun’s rays, to a limited range of activities in a small number of domains.”

— Jeffrey Pfeffer, Power

“If you can’t live through adversity, you’ll never be good at what you do. You have to live through the unfair things, and you have to develop the hide to not let it bother you and keep your eyes focused on what you have to do.”

— Maurice “Hank” Greenberg

“The goal is not perfection but rather a posture of moving toward healthy habits and characteristics.”

— Brad Lomenick, The Catalyst Leader

“A clear vision, backed by definite plans, gives you a tremendous feeling of confidence and personal power.” — Brian Tracy

“A man should never be appointed into a managerial position if his vision focuses on people’s weaknesses rather than on their strengths.”

— Peter Drucker

“Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.”

– Aesop

“Do whatever you do intensely.”

— Robert Henri

“I don’t care how much power, brilliance or energy you have, if you don’t harness it and focus it on a specific target, and hold it there you’re never going to accomplish as much as your ability warrants.”

— Zig Ziglar

“Most people have no idea of the giant capacity we can immediately command when we focus all of our resources on mastering a single area of our lives.”

— Tony Robbins

“My success, part of it certainly, is that I have focused in on a few things.”

— Bill Gates

“The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.”

— Bruce Lee

“You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.”

— Mark Twain

“But when you’re beginning, you should try to focus on something you love and your own way of doing things.”

— Jerry Harrison

“Champions get what they want because they know what they want. They have a vision that keeps them motivated and efficiently on track. They see it, feel it, and experience it in their minds and hearts. What is success for you? You won’t get there without knowing what it feels and looks like.”

— Dr.Phil

“Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus.”
— Alexander Graham Bell

“Concentrated attention is the collection of units of power on a chosen point of intention.”

— James Arthur Ray

“Concentration can be cultivated. One can learn to exercise will power, discipline one’s body and train one’s mind.”

— Anil Ambani

“Discovering what you really want saves you endless confusion and wasted energy.”

— Stuart Wilde

“Do it! People who succeed don’t just sit and think about what they want to do. They take meaningful, purposeful, directional action consistently and persistently. Every step they take puts them toward the outcome they’re looking for.”

— Dr.Phil

“Do whatever you do intensely.”

— Robert Henri


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