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Focus Quotes

May you find comfort and joy in these encouraging quotes about Focus.

The Main Thing is to Keep
The Main Thing The Main Thing.
- Stephen Covey

Related topics: Wisdom Motivational Values Live-By Attention Success Purpose

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell PHOTO

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

As every divided kingdom falls,
so every mind divided between
many studies confounds and saps itself.
- Leonardo da Vinci

 

I find hope in the darkest of days,
and focus in the brightest.
I do not judge the universe.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Words are a lens to focus one's mind.
- Ayn Rand

It is important to do what you don't know how to do.
It is important to see your skills as keeping you
from learning what is deepest and most mysterious.
If you know how to focus, unfocus.
If your tendency is to make sense out of chaos, start chaos.
- Carlos Castaneda

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Attention is the ability we have to discriminate
and to focus only on that which we want to perceive.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Almost nothing you worry about today
will matter in a hundred years.
Think carefully about what you can focus on today.
Choose tasks that will actually make a positive difference
to your great-grandchildren.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Persevere. Plan. Strategize. Focus. Breathe. Write.
Let go: relax. Forgive. All this failing: take a nap.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Conversations with God are very different
from the usual nature of prayer.
Prayers are commonly only in one direction -
the one praying speaks and hopes God is listening.
Prayers also tend to focus on asking
for specific things or outcomes one wants,
rather than seeking to better understand the mind of God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you get frustrated by some of your family,
focus on the good aspects of your relationship
and attempt to overlook the irritations.
Then give thanks for everyone who plays a part in your life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

At the beginning, we are in relationship
because we are attracted to the other person -
we think they are sexy, smart, funny,
whatever it is that we find appealing.
But very quickly, the focus of the relationship
turns to whether we feel appreciated.
If we don't feel appreciated, we don't feel loved.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Shoot a few scenes out of focus.
I want to win the foreign film award.
- Billy Wilder

Clarity affords focus.
- Thomas Leonard

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

Girls are the future mothers of our society,
and it is important that we focus on their well-being.
- Miriam Makeba

As a governor, I am naturally inclined to focus on
the domestic side of protecting the United States.
- Bill Owens

The well-being and welfare of children should always be our focus.
- Todd Tiahrt

I just am grateful for every opportunity to go to work.
I don't really focus on celebrity status.
- George Dzundza

I think the ability to focus is a thread that runs
through so-called successful people.
And that's something that can be developed.
It can be self-taught.
- Fred L. Turner

I'm only going to be running the Pro Class this season,
that way I can focus on the Pro Championship.
- Ben Jackson

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

I would like this to be a new day.
I would hope now that we can focus on doing the people's business.
- Ernie Fletcher

People need to focus on bigger issues instead of whether
George Bush is an idiot or not.
- Colin Greenwood

Today is what life is all about.
When I desire for the future to arrive quickly,
I become unable to savor today.
I can't live in tomorrow, and when I focus
all my energies on the future, I shortchange today.
Likewise, fearing the future emasculates today,
leaving it dry and lifeless.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I stopped dating for six months a year ago.
Dating requires a lot of energy and focus.
- Daphne Zuniga

I think Fast Company has a tremendously smart focus and execution.
- James Daly

Focus on remedies, not faults.
- Jack Nicklaus

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

Reading takes solitude and it takes focus.
- Augusten Burroughs

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

It just felt like the right time to focus on solo material.
- Robin Gibb

I think the biggest thing that we are going to be able
to do is focus on training,
practicing, working on my starts, and taking each race one at a time.
- Ben Jackson

And it was a great experience, you know,
to travel the world and compete at a certain level.
It teaches you discipline, focus, and certainly keeps you out of trouble.
- Jason Statham

I became very successful at a young age...
I had lots of opportunities and lots of power and had no idea how to focus it.
- Claire Danes

If you know you're going to be outside,
you have to be a little bit more in tune,
so that you don't get distracted by what's going on and focus better.
- George Dzundza

I think what we've learned is that the terrorist threat is serious,
but it shifts.
You cannot make a single person the sole focus of your counterterrorism.
- Paul Bremer

Congress, the press, and the bureaucracy too often
focus on how much money or effort is spent,
rather than whether the money or effort actually achieves the announced goal.
- Donald Rumsfeld

Only one thing has to change for us to know happiness in our lives:
where we focus our attention.
- Greg Anderson

High tech companies that focus on research,
development and production will learn that they can
be the perfect complement to our world-renowned agriculture heritage.
- Alan Autry

The smartest thing we can do to create high-wage jobs
and grow our economy is to keep our focus on education.
- Bill Richardson

When it comes to war, we focus more on the mainstream coverage of the event,
rather than the event itself.
People dying is never funny.
Protest puppets are always funny.
- Mo Rocca

I think that the mere fact that I'm doing it ought to inspire someone.
In junior high school the counselor suggested that
I focus on wood shop and metal shop.
- Christopher Darden

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

I prefer film and that's what I think I'm gonna put my focus on.
- Sasha Alexander

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

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

Our focus continues to be on having the Saints in Louisiana...
We're trying to develop what we would regard as a new
model for the Saints to operate in a rebuilt Louisiana.
- Paul Tagliabue

We don't focus as much in schools on educational knowledge
which requires thinking and application,
as we do on acquiring facts.
- William Glasser

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

We also had good software in the key categories and
more focus on the gameplaying capability,
so more of the marketing effort was targeted at game customers.
- Trip Hawkins

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

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

Having reached the halfway mark in the alphabet,
my prime focus is on writing each new book as well as I can.
- Sue Grafton

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

Our top focus - protecting our Nation -
must go beyond homeland preparedness;
America will only be secure if we deal with threats before they happen,
not just after they happen.
- Bill Frist

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

My focus never wavered; I never accepted the film was
not going to be finished.
- Dougray Scott

I like to be alone so I can write.
But focus can hurt you.
I don't want to be some stress casualty in early middle age.
- James Ellroy

But the key shift in focus will be from counter-insurgency
operations to more and more cooperation with Iraqi
security forces and to building Iraqi security capacity.
- John Abizaid

The focus of subjectivity is a distorting mirror.
- Hans-Georg Gadamer

I focus on spiritual wealth now, and I'm busier,
more enthusiastic, and more joyful than I have ever been.
- John Templeton

When exercising, be sure to focus your attention on what you are doing.
- Lee Haney

It's hard to get into Newsweek because,
as more of our former intellectual magazines take on a pop focus,
if there's no buzz, there's no interest.
- Branford Marsalis

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

And I've always - the competition is one aspect of the job,
but I think if you're too busy worrying about the competition,
you don't focus enough on what you're doing.
- Katie Couric

The major championships have always been a special focus in my career,
and as a professional, I think Augusta is where I need to be.
- Tiger Woods

Advocates of unrestricted abortion do not want the
public to focus on these undeniable facts of fetal development,
but the facts cannot be ignored.
- Robert Casey

I adore the challenge of creating truly modern clothes,
where a woman's personality and sense of self are revealed.
I want people to see the dress, but focus on the woman.
- Vera Wang

My focus is that firearms are handled safely and that
we can continue to enjoy them here in North America.
- Steve Kanaly


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