Focus Quotes to Motivate and Inspire

Powerful focus quotes will inspire your journey and unlock your potential. Let these famous focus quotes motivate, elevate your mental clarity, and drive your goals.

You can ignite your productivity and sharpen your focus to manifest your dreams together with these thought-provoking words that will help you take your life to the next level.

Best Focus Quotes

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

It’s only after you’ve stepped outside your comfort zone that you begin to change, grow, and transform. Roy T. Bennett

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

If you want to be happy, do not dwell in the past, do not worry about the future, focus on living fully in the present. Roy T. Bennet

All that we are is the result of what we have thought. Buddha

Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty four hour days. Zig Ziglar

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

Focus on your strengths, not your weaknesses. Focus on your character, not your reputation. Focus on your blessings, not your misfortunes. Roy T. Bennett

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Do whatever you do intensely. Robert Henri

It is not for me to judge another man’s life. I must judge, I must choose, I must spurn, purely for myself. For myself, alone. Herman Hesse

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

Whenever something bad happens, keep calm, take a few deep breaths and shift the focus to something positive. Roy T. Bennett

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

Very occasionally, if you pay really close attention, life doesn’t suck. Joss Whedon

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

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

The successful warrior is the average man, with laser like focus. Bruce Lee

The only time you fail is when you fall down and stay down. Stephen Richards

You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus. Mark Twain

What you stay focused on will grow. Roy T. Bennett

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90% of every art form is garbage dance and stand up, painting and music. Focus on the 10% that’s good, suck it up, and drive on. Patton Oswalt

When you connect to the silence within you, that is when you can make sense of the disturbance going on around you. Stephen Richards

A business leader has to keep their organization focused on the mission. That sounds easy, but it can be tremendously challenging in today’s competitive and ever changing business environment. A leader also has to motivate potential partners to join. Meg Whitman

The true measure of success is how many times you can bounce back from failure. Stephen Richards

To conquer frustration, one must remain intensely focused on the outcome, not the obstacles. T.F. Hodge

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A corporation is a living organism; it has to continue to shed its skin. Methods have to change. Focus has to change. Values have to change. The sum total of those changes is transformation. Andrew Grove

Where your attention goes, your time goes. Idowu Koyenikan

A major stimulant to creative thinking is focused questions. There is something about a well worded question that often penetrates to the heart of the matter and triggers new ideas and insights. Brian Tracy

Reality is a projection of your thoughts or the things you habitually think about. Stephen Richards

Our way of thinking creates good or bad outcomes. Stephen Richards

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Act the part and you will become the part. William James

My most important piece of advice to all you would be writers When you write, try to leave out all the parts readers skip. Elmore Leonard

Instead of focusing on how much you can accomplish, focus on how much you can absolutely love what you’re doing. Leo Babauta

Along with a strong belief in your own inner voice, you also need laser like focus combined with unwavering determination. Larry Flynt

Happy people produce. Bored people consume. Stephen Richards

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And I kind of said to myself if I get my voice back I’m not going to take back the old anxiety about it and just focus on the limitations. I’m really going to enjoy it. Rosanne Cash

Temperamentally anxious people can have a hard time staying motivated, period, because their intense focus on their worries distracts them from their goals. Winifred Gallagher

And so if your competitors aren’t growing, if there isn’t a competitive reason to grow, and you want focus and discipline to add customers to existing stores, you adjust your strategy. Jim Cantalupo

Judgment is a negative frequency. Stephen Richards

Any artist that’s involved in their work is inevitably going to have a focus in what they do. Jock Sturges

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When your back is to the wall and you are facing fear head on, the only way is forward and through it. Stephen Richards

As you become more clear about who you really are, you’ll be better able to decide what is best for you the first time around. Oprah Winfrey

Success will be within your reach only when you start reaching out for it. Stephen Richards

Be dramatically willing to focus on the customer at all costs, even at the cost of obsoleting your own stuff. Scott Cook

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Before you can successfully make friends with others, first you have to become your own friend. Stephen Richards

I make love with a focus and intensity that most people reserve for sleep. Dark Jar Tin Zoo

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

No matter how small you start, always dream big. Stephen Richards

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

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The true definition of mental illness is when the majority of your time is spent in the past or future, but rarely living in the realism of now. Shannon L. Alder

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

Always focus on the front windshield and not the review mirror. Colin Powell

Concentrated attention is the collection of units of power on a chosen point of intention. James Arthur Ray

Focusing is about saying No. Steve Jobs

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

The time that leads to mastery is dependent on the intensity of our focus. Robert Greene

Discovering what you really want saves you endless confusion and wasted energy. Stuart Wilde

I didn’t pay attention to times or distance, instead focusing on how it felt just to be in motion, knowing it wasn’t about the finish line but how I got there that mattered. Sarah Dessen

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

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It sometimes takes a state of solitude to bring to mind the real power of companionship. Stephen Richards

But how? my students ask. How do you actually do it? You sit down, I say. You try to sit down at approximately the same time every day. This is how you train your unconscious to kick in for you creatively. So you sit down at, say, nine every morning, or ten every night. You put a piece of paper in the typewriter, or you turn on the computer and bring up the right file, and then you stare at it for an hour or so. You begin rocking, just a little at first, and then like a huge autistic child. You look at the ceiling, and over at the clock, yawn, and stare at the paper again. Then, with your fingers poised on the keyboard, you squint at an image that is forming in your mind a scene, a locale, a character, whatever and you try to quiet your mind so you can hear what that landscape or character has to say above the other voices in your mind. Anne Lamott

Do you want to be an artist and a writer, or a wife and a lover? With kids, your focus changes. I don’t want to go to PTA meetings. Stevie Nicks

Simplicity is ultimately a matter of focus. Ann Voskamp

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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

You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don’t do too many things wrong. Warren Buffett

Each of my records has a different focus, a different theme. Mark Edwards

Sometimes we focus so much on what we don’t have that we fail to see, appreciate, and use what we do have! Jeff Dixon

Energy is the essence of life. Every day you decide how you’re going to use it by knowing what you want and what it takes to reach that goal, and by maintaining focus. Oprah Winfrey

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There is nothing like suspense and anxiety for barricading a human’s mind against the Enemy. He wants men to be concerned with what they do; our business is to keep them thinking about what will happen to them. C.S. Lewis

Focus 90% of your time on solutions and only 10% of your time on problems. Anthony J. D’Angelo

When you fail, that is when you get closer to success. Stephen Richards

Focus in on the genre you want to write, and read books in that genre. A  lot of books by a variety of authors. And read with questions in your mind. Nicholas Sparks

Whatever you do, do it with purpose. Being focused is not something to be ashamed of. It is something to be proud of. When you know what are you are doing and have a clear vision of where you are going, you will not need to chase opportunities. Opportunities will seek you. Happiness will chase you. And, instead of being a choice, you will be the one choosing. Najwa Zebian

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Focus is a matter of deciding what things you’re not going to do. John Carmack

When our mental functioning is whittling away and our mind becomes a lame duck, perception does not form the context anymore and all connections on the social chessboard are conked out. Only patience and endurance may draw us out of the quagmire of numbness and allow us to tear open the cloudy screen that is hiding our points of interest and attention, so long as we focus on the singular moments and the appealing details in our life. Awareness can help us shape a comprehensive picture for a functional future. Lost the global story. Erik Pevernagie

Focus on giving smiles away and you will always discover that your own smiles will always be in great supply. Joyce Meyer

Doing the tough things sets winners apart from losers. Stephen Richards

Focus on remedies, not faults. Jack Nicklaus

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Everyone’s time is limited. What matters most is to focus on what matters most. Roy T. Bennett

Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it. Greg Anderson

Inspiration is the windfall from hard work and focus. Muses are too unreliable to keep on the payroll. Helen Hanson

Focus on your problem zones, your strength, your energy, your flexibility and all the rest. Jack LaLanne

Real women fight for something, other than their own emotions. Shannon L. Alder

For a person to become deeply involved in any activity it is essential that he knows precisely what tasks he must accomplish, moment by moment. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

In those days a boy on the classical side officially did almost nothing but classics. I think this was wise; the greatest service we can to education today is to teach few subjects. No one has time to do more than a very few things well before he is twenty, and when we force a boy to be a mediocrity in a dozen subjects we destroy his standards, perhaps for life. C.S. Lewis

For me, the focus are songs, which really get the audience moving. Joe Cocker

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Sensitive people feel so deeply they often have to retreat from the world, in order to dig beneath the layers of pain to find their faith and courage. Shannon L. Alder

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

So many people think that they are not gifted because they don’t have an obvious talent that people can recognize because it doesn’t fall under the creative arts category writing, dancing, music, acting, art or singing. Sadly, they let their real talents go undeveloped, while they chase after fame. I am grateful for the people with obscure unremarked talents because they make our lives easier inventors, organizers, planners, peacemakers, communicators, activists, scientists, and so forth. However, there is one gift that trumps all other talents being an excellent parent. If you can successfully raise a child in this day in age to have integrity then you have left a legacy that future generations will benefit from. Shannon L. Alder

Good performance is about the capacity to focus and concentrate. Betty Buckley

Depend upon it, sir, when a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully. Samuel Johnson

I believe that as much as you take, you have to give back. It’s important not to focus on yourself too much. Nicole Kidman

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If you want to be happy, do not dwell in the past, do not worry about the future, focus on living fully in the present. Roy Bennett

I do what I do, and I do it well, and focus and take it one moment at a time. James Caviezel

Extroverts are more likely to take a quick and dirty approach to problem solving, trading accuracy for speed, making increasing numbers of mistakes as they go, and abandoning ship altogether when the problem seems too difficult or frustrating. Introverts think before they act, digest information thoroughly, stay on task longer, give up less easily, and work more accurately. Introverts and extroverts also direct their attention differently if you leave them to their own devices, the introverts tend to sit around wondering about things, imagining things, recalling events from their past, and making plans for the future. The extroverts are more likely to focus on what’s happening around them. It’s as if extroverts are seeing what is while their introverted peers are asking what if. Susan Cain

In the game of life, we all receive a set of variables and limitations in the field of play. We can either focus on the lack thereof or empower ourselves to create better realities with the pieces we play the game with. T.F. Hodge

I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.  Bruce Lee

You can’t get attention of one who focused on himself. Toba Beta

I finally learned to live in the present and focus only on what I want rather than what I don’t want. Darren L. Johnson

If you want to concentrate deeply on some problem, and especially some piece of writing or paper work, you should acquire a cat. Alone with the cat in the room where you work the cat will invariably get up on your desk and settle placidly under the desk lamp. The cat will settle down and be serene, with a serenity that passes all understanding. And the tranquility of the cat will gradually come to affect you, sitting there at your desk, so that all the excitable qualities that impede your concentration compose themselves and give your mind back the self command it has lost. You need not watch the cat all the time. Its presence alone is enough. The effect of a cat on your concentration is remarkable, very mysterious. Muriel Spark

I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe. Dalai Lama

It’s as if when I open myself up to every perception, things create their own focus. Kristin Cashore

I focus on the writing and let the rest of the process take care of itself. I’ve learned to trust my own instincts and I’ve also learned to take risks. Sue Grafton

Whatever your passion is, keep doing it. Don’t waste time chasing after success or comparing yourself to others. Every flower blooms at a different pace. Excel at doing what your passion is and only focus on perfecting it. Eventually people will see what you are great at doing, and if you are truly great, success will come chasing after you. Suzy Kassem

I just saw the emotion in everything, so I got to feel everything that was going on and that I was viewing, but I couldn’t think in terms of structure, which is the whole point of deep focus. Gil Kane

Bring the mind into sharp focus and make it alert so that it can immediately intuit truth, which is everywhere. The mind must be emancipated from old habits, prejudices, restrictive thought processes and even ordinary thought itself. Bruce Lee

I just want to focus on one thing at a time. Josh Silver

People who are diagnosed as having generalized anxiety disorder are afflicted by three major problems that many of us experience to a lesser extent from time to time. First and foremost, says Rapgay, the natural human inclination to focus on threats and bad news is strongly amplified in them, so that even significant positive events get suppressed. An inflexible mentality and tendency toward excessive verbalizing make therapeutic intervention a further challenge. Winifred Gallagher

I lived my life one way for 35 years, for me. And then the focus came in on what I really was. Pete Maravich

Ah yes, the head is full of books. The hard part is to force them down through the bloodstream and out through the fingers. Edward Abbey

I only want to do better work. That’s the focus of my life. Ajay Devgan

Success in life is not for those who run fast, but for those who keep running and always on the move. Bangambiki Habyarimana

I think being a competitive diver for years helps you focus and dedicate yourself to what’s needed. Jason Statham

The elegance under pressure is the result of fearlessness. Ashish Patel

I think everybody’s got different methods of working which suit the particular individual. Mine is to sort of play the part, and give 100%, to concentrate and focus on it while I’m actually working, but then leave it behind until the next day. Sean Bean

Be yourself and become wealthy! Stephen Richards

I think fantasies are for the birds. Anything I wanted to do, I did. If there’s something I want, nothing stops me. Calvin Klein

Don’t think about what can happen in a month. Don’t think about what can happen in a year. Just focus on the 24 hours in front of you and do what you can to get closer to where you want to be. Eric Thomas

I think the lack of precision and deep focus is why it took me years to build up my work. Gil Kane

It’s not always that we need to do more but rather that we need to focus on less. Nathan W. Morris

I try to learn from the past, but I plan for the future by focusing exclusively on the present. That’s where the fun is. And if it can’t be fun, what’s the point? Donald Trump

If you really want to focus on something, says Castellanos, the optimum amount of time to spend on it is ninety minutes. Then change tasks. And watch out for interruptions once you’re really concentrating, because it will take you twenty minutes to recover. Winifred Gallagher

I wasn’t losing my focus but I was getting tired of focusing. What I was focusing on was becoming too routine, too ritual, not something that was interesting, new and exciting. Picabo Street

There is nothing around me but money, money, money. Stephen Richards

I’m aware of my audience in a way, and I do try to engage with them while I’m trying to go about my business of thinking. I believe they help me by providing a focus. David Antin

Find your focus by seeking all that is good in your life. Lorii Myers

I’m someone who loves to enjoy life and tries to focus on real things and real friendships. That’s why I live very simply. Cameron Diaz

Gratitude was never meant to be an excuse for giving up on the obstacles God has put before you. Some of the most magical things he can bring us require faith and a lot of planning. Shannon L. Alder

It’s not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential. Bruce Lee

Learning to let go is not giving up! It is simply passing the burden to a better fighter, so you can fight another day. Shannon L. Alder

Instead of focusing on that circumstances that you cannot change focus strongly and powerfully on the circumstances that you can. Joy Page

When we’re interested in something, everything around us appears to refer to it the mystics call these phenomena signs, the sceptics coincidence, and psychologists concentrated focus, although I’ve yet to find out what term historians would use. Paulo Coelho

Instead of focusing on the world’s problems, give your attraction and energy to trust, love, abundance, education, and peace. Rhonda Byrne

Happiness is something we reap from the seeds we sow. Plant misery seeds and that us what you reap. Stephen Richards

It has been the way of Rotary to focus thought upon matters in which members are in agreement, rather than upon matters in which they are in disagreement. Paul Harris

What are the five products you want to focus on? Get rid of the rest, because they’re dragging you down. They’re turning you into Microsoft. They’re causing you to turn out products that are adequate but not great. Walter Isaacson

It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light. Aristotle Onassis

Focus on faith and grow your roots strong and deep so no one can make you believe in something that is not good for your soul. Molly Friedenfeld

It is really hard to do comedy; it takes a lot of energy and focus. It’s rather like music It’s a lot of hitting notes precisely. Christine Baranski

If the fire in your heart is strong enough, it will burn away any obstacles that come your way. Suzy Kassem

It is those who concentrate on but one thing at a time who advance in this world. The great man or woman is the one who never steps outside his or her specialty or foolishly dissipates his or her individuality. Og Mandino

If life throws you a few bad notes or vibrations, don’t let them interrupt or alter your song. Suzy Kassem

It is wise to direct your anger towards problems not people; to focus your energies on answers not excuses. William Arthur Ward

The more choices we have, the greater the need for focus. Tom Butler Bowdon

It’s really hard to design products by focus groups. A lot of times, people don’t know what they want until you show it to them. Steve Jobs

Such a simplified lifestyle can be truly wonderful you’ll finally have time for the things you really love, for relaxation, for outdoor activities, for exercise, for reading or finding peace and quiet, for the loved ones in your life, for the things you’re most passionate about. This is what it means to thrive to live a life full of the things you want in them, and not more. To live a better quality of life without having to spend and buy and consume. Leo Babauta

Like sheep that get lost nibbling away at the grass because they never look up, we often focus so much on ourselves and our problems that we get lost. Allen Klein

Focusing is the great secret of power. If you want to use your full amount of focus, you must close down all other thought and direct your power of generating mental steam toward one outcome. Stephen Richards

Live life to the fullest, and focus on the positive. Matt Cameron

You cannot run at full throttle when applying your mindset to all of the different things running through your head. Focusing is the key to manifesting your desires. Stephen Richards

Becoming wealthy is about accumulating wealth. Stephen Richards

My ego is controlled enough that I don’t have to be the focus. Herbie Mann

When your drive is moving your purpose, focus must hold the wheels else your might miss the way. And do you know what that means? Avoid Crash! Stay focused! Israelmore Ayivor

My focus is not on solving nature’s deeper mysteries. It is on using nature’s deeper mysteries to solve important societal problems. Philip Emeagwali

Your most important want should be the one you can control! Shannon L. Alder

My focus is to forget the pain of life. Forget the pain, mock the pain, reduce it. And laugh. Jim Carrey

Focus on your goals, not your fear. Roy Bennett

My sole focus as far back as I can remember was all about my dream to become a singer. Sheena Easton

The ability to stay calm and focused in the midst of change is what distinguishes great leaders from those just collecting a paycheck. Todd Stocker

Don’t pass on your passions, to settle in the stale normality. Endure. Strive. Ensure. Anthony Liccione

One of the keys to thinking big is total focus. I think of it almost as a controlled neurosis, which is a quality I’ve noticed in many highly successful entrepreneurs. Donald Trump

In a culture of hyper consumption the advertising industry has brainwashed many people into believing they can raise their status just by driving a particular brand of whatever it is they are pushing at you. Stephen Richards

One of the lessons that I grew up with was to always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody else says distract you from your goals. And so when I hear about negative and false attacks, I really don’t invest any energy in them, because I know who I am. Michelle Obama

Some people only dream of success while others wake up and use Cosmic Ordering. Stephen Richards

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