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.     


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


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.     


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     


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