Focus Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old focus quotes, focus sayings, and focus proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Never confuse motion with action. Benjamin Franklin
Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days. Zig Ziglar
The key to success is to focus our conscious mind on things we desire not things we fear. Brian Tracy
Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun's rays do not burn until brought to a focus. Alexander Graham Bell
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
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
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
If you focus on the possible when you experience difficult situations, YOU CAN positively change your outlook, reduce your stress, and concentrate on achieving things that otherwise may not have been possible. Catherine Pulsifer
To focus means to bring your attention to the center, to concentrate on one thing intently in order to gain clarity. Cheryl Richardson
It was better to focus on the good and what we had than to focus on what we had lost and were losing. Paul And Tracey Mcmanus
The inability to prioritize and focus also contributes to procrastination. Romuald Andrade
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. Anthony Robbins
A clear vision, backed by definite plans, gives you a tremendous feeling of confidence and personal power. Brian Tracy
All that we are is the result of what we have thought. Buddha
Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow. Aesop
Do whatever you do intensely. Robert Henri
The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus. Bruce Lee
Be occupied, then, with what you really value and let the thief take something else. Mevlana Rumi
It is not enough to be busy; so are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about? Henry David Thoreau
To be everywhere is to be nowhere. Seneca
Some of the steps you take may end up being detours or out-and-out mistakes. By staying focused on your vision, though, you'll find even those steps useful in the creating process. David Emerald
It's important to focus on what we do best and master one craft at a time. Russell Simmons
An expert is a person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field. Neils Bohr
We ve got to remember that we get whatever we focus on in life. If we keep focusing on what we don t want, we ll have more of it. The first step to creating any change is deciding what you do want so that you have something to move toward. Anthony Robbins
Getting distracted by trifles is the easiest thing in the world? Focus on your main duty Epictetus
When you focus not on what you want, but on what you have, you end up getting more of what you want anyway. Richard Carlson
You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus. Mark Twain
You can do only one thing at a time. I simply tackle one problem and concentrate all efforts on what I am doing at the moment. Maxwell Maltz
The immature mind hops from one thing to another; the mature mind seeks to follow through. Harry A. Overstreet
If you focus on results, you will never change. If you focus on change, you will get results. Jack Dixon
Only when your consciousness is totally focused on the moment you are in can you receive whatever gift, lesson, or delight that moment has to offer. Barbara De Angelis
It is a process of diverting one's scattered forces into one powerful channel. James Allen
Our thoughts create our reality -- where we put our focus is the direction we tend to go. Peter McWilliams
Focus on your potential instead of your limitations Alan Loy McGinnis
Focus more on your desire than on your doubt, and the dream will take care of itself. You may be surprised at how easily this happens. Your doubts are not as powerful as your desires, unless you make them so. Marcia Wieder
We can always choose to perceive things differently. You can focus on what's wrong in your life, or you can focus on what's right. Marianne Williamson
Focus should be to encourage and develop creativity in all children without the ultimate goal begin to make all children inventors, but rather to develop a future generation of critical thinkers. Faraq Mousa
If you don't pay appropriate attention to what has your attention, it will take more of your attention than it deserves. David Allen
The key to being focused is to intensely enjoy whatever you are doing. David Allio
A focused man will walk a straighter path to all his successes and therefore will have more to gain. Roger Asselin
An even more narrow focus still comes with the hollow puppet of memory. Nicoletta Baumeister
If I am centered, then I can reach out to what's happening on the circumference. The ideal is to not lose touch with the centre. Melanie Circle
Visualize this thing you want. See it, feel it, believe in it. Make your mental blueprint and begin. Robert Collier
What people say, what people do, and what they say they do are entirely different things. Margaret Meade
What we see depends mainly on what we look for. Sir John Lubbock
When meditation is mastered, the mind is unwavering like the flame of a lamp in a windless place. Bhagavad Gita
You must not only aim right, but draw the bow with all your might. Henry David Thoreau
Instead of focusing on how much you can accomplish, focus on how much you can absolutely love what you're doing. Leo Babauta
I don't focus on what I'm up against. I focus on my goals and I try to ignore the rest. Venus Williams
It is wise to direct your anger towards problems – not people; to focus your energies on answers – not excuses. William Arthur Ward
Focus is the key to accomplish what is necessary - easy word to spell, it contains only five letters but it is probably one of the most powerful words there are in order to move forward with confidence and with the expected results. Byron Pulsifer
Each of my records has a different focus, a different theme. Mark Edwards
You don't get results by focusing on results. You get results by focusing on the actions that produce results. Mike Hawkins
Focus is a matter of deciding what things you're not going to do. John Carmack
Be dramatically willing to focus on the customer at all costs, even at the cost of obsoleting your own stuff. Scott Cook
Don't dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer. Denis Waitley
One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular. Tony Robbins
If you just focus on the smallest details, you never get the big picture right. Leroy Hood
The sun's energy warms the world. But when you focus it through a magnifying glass it can start a fire. Focus is so powerful! Alan Pariser
It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light. Aristotle Onassis
Being selective—doing less—is the path of the productive. Focus on the important few and ignore the rest. Timothy Ferriss
Instead of focusing on that circumstances that you cannot change – focus strongly and powerfully on the circumstances that you can. Joy Page
Very occasionally, if you pay really close attention, life doesn't suck. Joss Whedon
Focus on your goals, not your fear. Focus like a laser beam on your goals. Roy T. Bennett
When you stay focused and keep a commitment you create momentum, and momentum creates momentum. Rich Fettke
Any artist that's involved in their work is inevitably going to have a focus in what they do. Jock Sturges
Concentration can be cultivated. One can learn to exercise will power, discipline one's body and train one's mind. Anil Ambani
Goals provide the energy source that powers our lives. One of the best ways we can get the most from the energy we have is to focus it. That is what goals can do for us; concentrate our energy. Denis Waitley
My main focus is on my game. Tiger Woods
One thing at a time: It is important that we focus on the task that is at present in hand. John Hughes
So rather than trying to do too many things at once, switch over to a mindset of focusing on just one thing while you are working. Timo Kiander
I don't care too much what happened in the past. I prefer to focus on what is coming next and I am really looking forward to it. Sebastian Vettel
Prioritizing sharpens your vision so you can focus on the most important things. Myles Munroe
Focus on remedies, not faults. Jack Nicklaus
Life is short. Focus on what really matters most; you should change your priorities over time. Roy T. Bennett
Concentrated attention is the collection of units of power on a chosen point of intention. James Arthur Ray
I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe. Dalai Lama
Always focus on the front windshield and not the review mirror. Colin Powell
Whenever you want to achieve something, keep your eyes open, concentrate and make sure you know exactly what it is you want. No one can hit their target with their eyes closed. Paulo Coelho
Focus on the positives and be grateful. Katrina Bowden
What you stay focused on will grow. Roy T. Bennett
Focus on your strengths, not your weaknesses. Focus on your character, not your reputation. Focus on your blessings, not your misfortunes. Roy T. Bennett
Focusing is about saying No. Steve Jobs
But when you're beginning, you should try to focus on something you love and your own way of doing things. Jerry Harrison
Without goals, you will end up going nowhere, or, you will end up following someone else's map! Develop your map today - set your goals and focus! Catherine Pulsifer
Whenever something bad happens, keep calm, take a few deep breaths and shift the focus to something positive. Roy T. Bennett
Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it. Greg Anderson
Successful people maintain a positive focus in life no matter what is going on around them. They stay focused on their past successes rather than their past failures, and on the next action steps they need to take to get them closer to the fulfillment of their goals rather than all the other distractions that life presents to them. Jack Canfield
It's important to focus on what we do best and master one craft at a time. Russell Simmons
Focus on a big dream that includes others; By empowering others you will in turn become empowered. John A. Andrews
Wherever you focus your attention and put your energy, that area will bring forth fruit. John A. Andrews
Every relationship needs commitment in it in order for it to grow and when the focus is love, we raise our standards. John A. Andrews
Success should produce one humble, focused person without a control freak complex. Monica L. Wofford
Always try to be positively focused on what you want and adamantly averse to those trying to keep you from it. Monica L. Wofford
Do not dwell in the past, Do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. Buddha
It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks, that we concentrate only on what is most significant and important. Soren Kierkegaard
All intelligent thoughts have already been thought; what is necessary is only to try to think them again. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts. John Locke
If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought. Peace Pilgrim
If a man is foolish enough to reveal his thoughts, the least he can do is conceal his whereabouts. E.B. White
Some people always finish a sentence before starting the thought. Evan Esar
There are two kinds of fools; mindful and mindless. Evan Esar
If we want to direct and focus our lives, career, relationships, achievements, then we must take control of our consistent actions. James Frey
One reason so few of us get/do/become what we truly want is that we never direct our focus in a concentrated way. James Frey
If you keep focusing on or about negative things, your mind will be conditioned to bring them up automatically. James Frey
Reach high for stars that lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream proceeds a goal. John Taylor Wood
Nothing good or bad, but thinking makes it so. John Taylor Wood
Our thoughts determine our responses to life. John Taylor Wood
We are not victims of the world. To the extent that we control our thought, we control the world. John Taylor Wood
Those who sat back to gloat over their achievements often died with those thoughts. Eric Van Lustbader
If I had a flower for every time I thought of you. I could walk through my garden forever. Alfred Tennyson
It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people looking ridiculous that you realize just how much you love them. Agatha Christie
Success isn't magic or hocus-pocus. It's simply learning how to focus. Jack Canfield
The trouble with many plans is that they are based on the way things are now. Nido Qubein
To be successful, your personal plan must focus on what you want, not what you have. Nido Qubein
Focus on where you want to go, not where you're currently are. Thomas J. Vilord
The only thing you have to fear is not giving 100 percent. Thomas J. Vilord
Life is short. Focus from this day forward on making a difference. Thomas J. Vilord
The path to success is to take massive determined action. Anthony Robbins
Your dreams minus your doubts equal your true worth. Thomas J. Vilord
Dream your wildest dreams and you will live a wild life. Thomas J. Vilord
Never stop learning. If you learn one new thing everyday, you will overcome 99 percent of your competition. Joe Carlozo
Don't wish, wonder, or focus on 'what if?' Jean Watson
My special gift is my vision, my commitment, and my willingness to do whatever it takes. Anthony Robbins
The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep in constantly in mind. Weak desire brings weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat. Napoleon Hill
Man is what he believes. Anton Chekov
It is the mind that makes good or ill. That which makes us happy or sad; rich or poor. Edmund Spencer
To succeed, you need to take that gut feeling in what you believe and act on it with all of your heart. Christy Borgeld
Ideas shape the course of history. John Keynes