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150 Focus Quotes For When You Really Need To Focus

One of my all-time favourite focus quotes is “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” – Aristotle, explains by Will Durant. Focus is something we all need. Staying focused on the right matters is the key to achieve any goals. Reading these hand-picked selections of focus quotes and reflecting on their meaning can help you to quickly reestablish the necessary willpower and perseverance to remain focused.

The 150 Most Inspiring Focus Quotes

Top 10 Focus Quotes

“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

“The earlier you learn that you should focus on what you have, and not obsess about what you don’t have, the happier you will be.” – Amy Poehler

“Who cares about winning? We should focus on serving.” – Justin Trudeau

“That’s been one of my mantras – focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.” – Steve Jobs

“To create something exceptional, your mindset must be relentlessly focused on the smallest detail.” – Giorgio Armani

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

“The focus and the concentration and the attention to detail that flying takes is a kind of meditation. I find it restful and engaging, and other things slip away.” – Harrison Ford

“The three pillars on which I believe any business success is based are: Persistence, Enthusiasm and Focus.” – Max Markson

“When walking, walk. When eating, eat.” – Zen Proverb

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” – Aristotle

Focus On Yourself Quotes

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

“For me, I’ve learned that the best thing is to focus on the team you play for and yourself and what you need to do.” – Sidney Crosby

“Give yourself a gift of five minutes of contemplation in awe of everything you see around you. Go outside and turn your attention to the many miracles around you. This five-minute-a-day regimen of appreciation and gratitude will help you to focus your life in awe.” – Wayne Dyer

“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

“If you want to be truly successful invest in yourself to get the knowledge you need to find your unique factor. When you find it and focus on it and persevere your success will blossom.” – Sydney Madwed

“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

“Don’t focus on the negativity. Focus on the positivity and the people that want you to do well; then, do it for them and for yourself. Sometimes I do things for myself. Sometimes I do things for my family. Sometimes I do things for my friends.” – Roman Reigns

“Stop allowing yourself to focus on depressing life circumstances – including focusing on being depressed about your weight. All this negative focus will only lead you to feeling bummed and wanting to pig out. Instead, consciously focus on happy life circumstances you enjoy doing, and create more of them!” – Karen Salmansohn

“The direction of your focus is the direction your life will move. Let yourself move toward what is good, valuable, strong and true.” – Ralph Marston

“Where focus goes, energy flows. And where energy flows, whatever you’re focusing on grows. In other words, your life is controlled by what you focus on. That’s why you need to focus on where you want to go, not on what you fear. When you next find yourself in a state of uncertainty, resist your fear. Shift your focus toward where you want to go and your actions will take you in that direction.” – Tony Robbins

“If you only focus on your own advancement, you run out of fuel quickly. But if you focus on something bigger than yourself, that power…ultimately helps you endure.”

“Focus on your opinion of yourself and not the opinion others have of you.” – Winnie Harlow

“There is nothing wrong with dedication and goals, but if you focus on yourself, all the lights fade away and you become a fleeting moment in life.” – Pete Maravich

“Let me encourage you to get up every day and focus on what you do have in life. Be thankful for the blessings of the little things, even when you don’t get what you expect.” – Victoria Osteen

“Having children is my greatest achievement. It was my saviour. It switched my focus from the outside to the inside. My children are gifts, they remind me of what’s important.” – Elle Macpherson

“When you focus on being a blessing, God makes sure that you are always blessed in abundance.” – Joel Osteen

Focus On Myself Quotes

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“When I chased after money, I never had enough. When I got my life on purpose and focused on giving of myself and everything that arrived into my life, then I was prosperous.” – Wayne Dyer

“I work hard. I focus on myself and putting food on my dinner table before anything else. I don’t worry about other artists. Worrying about the next person in a negative way is the wrong way to be.” – Meek Mill

“My main focus is to always try to be myself first, and then, hey, if I wear a cool jacket, that’s a bonus.” – John Krasinski

“I’ve told myself I have a chance to make history, and that’s my focus.” – Jordan Spieth

“I don’t think about the press or the crowds or the other leaders of the race. The focus is only on myself. As soon as I see the targets, I tune them out.” – Magdalena Neuner

“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

“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

“My focus is on love and inclusiveness.” – RuPaul

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

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

“I’m happiest when I have something to focus my energy on.” – Scarlett Johansson

“I worried that people wouldn’t like me. Now I try not to worry and focus on being happy.” – Lea Michele

“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

“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

“At the end of the day, you can’t control the results; you can only control your effort level and your focus.” – Ben Zobrist

Focus On You Quotes

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“I think everybody should focus on inner beauty.” – Paloma Faith

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

“One look at an email can rob you of 15 minutes of focus. One call on your cell phone, one tweet, one instant message can destroy your schedule, forcing you to move meetings, or blow off really important things, like love, and friendship.”

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

“Don’t focus on you, focus on what you can give others.”

“If you want to have a good life, you should focus on your family, on your business, on your dog, on your fun, and you’ll have a good life.” – Adam Carolla

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

“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

“One of the secrets of a successful life is to be able to hold all of our energies upon one point, to focus all of the scattered rays of the mind upon one place or thing.” – Orison Swett Marden

Self Focus Quotes

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“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

“When you focus on being a blessing, God makes sure that you are always blessed in abundance.” – Joel Osteen

“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

Stay Focus Quotes

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“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

“I learned long ago to focus on things you can control and don’t even pay attention to things you don’t.” – Bryan Cranston

“The best way to build the best workforce is to focus on the largest talent pool you have.” – Mary Dillon

“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

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

“I believe that in life, you have to give things your best shot, do your best. You have to focus on what needs to be done, do the right thing, not the popular thing.” – David Cameron

“You shouldn’t focus on why you can’t do something, which is what most people do. You should focus on why perhaps you can, and be one of the exceptions.” – Steve Case

“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

“If you want to live a long life, focus on making contributions.” – Hans Selye

“It’s always hard to deal with injuries mentally, but I like to think about it as a new beginning. I can’t change what happened, so the focus needs to go toward healing and coming back stronger than before.” – Carli Lloyd

“The more a person feels skilled, the more her moods will improve; while the more challenges that are present, the more her attention will become focused and concentrated.” – Mihaly Csikszentmihaly

“You have got to have discipline and focus – on the customer and how you run the business.” – Jim Cantalupo

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

“You can focus on things that are barriers or you can focus on scaling the wall or redefining the problem.” – Tim Cook

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

“You’ve just got to focus on excellence and try not to be distracted by the news and the rumors and the absurdities of the stories that were coming out.” – James Daly

“Don’t dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.”

“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

“One who chases after two hares won’t catch even one.”

“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

Focus On Your Goals Quotes

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“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

“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

“You can never let anything distract you from your main objective. My only goal is to be great. That’s all I want. That’s all I ever aspire to be. Greatness is something nobody can ever take away from you, no matter what happens. So I put all my energy and focus into my craft.” – Larry Fitzgerald

“Your current conditions do not reflect your ultimate potential, but rather the size and quality of goals upon which you currently are focusing.” – Tony Robbins

“Each day, you can awake and focus on small, easy goals you can accomplish in the short term – goals that, over time, will lead you to your long-term goal.” – Karen Salmansohn

“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 goal in the beginning was to buy my mother a house. Now I realize, okay, if I really focus and become a key player in business, then I can build an empire.” – Nicki Minaj

“I don’t focus on what I’m up against. I focus on my goals and I try to ignore the rest.” – Venus Williams

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

“If you chase two rabbits, you will not catch either one.”

“Focus comes a lot more easily when you desperately want the results of your own work – nobody else is going to do it for you.” – Palmer Luckey

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

“You have to figure out what that is, and you have to make a plan to get to it. And the plan has got to have a timeline. You have to choose something that you can afford to do and then lock it in and passionately do it.” – Dr.Phil

“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

“We believe this combination of excellence in operations and strong execution of our strategy is critical to achieve our vision. We will continue to focus on both in future as well.” – Azim Premji

“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

“So I think instead of focusing on the competition, focus on the customer.” – Scott Cook

“Ultimately, we wanted Nike to be the world’s best sports and fitness company. Once you say that, you have a focus. You don’t end up making wing tips or sponsoring the next Rolling Stones world tour.” – Phil Knight

“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

“Our thoughts create our reality – where we put our focus is the direction we tend to go.” – Peter McWilliams

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

“To attract money, you must focus on wealth. It is impossible to bring more money into your life when you are noticing you do not have enough because that means you are thinking thoughts that you do not have enough.” – Rhonda Byrne

“Over the years, I’ve learned, focus on the job at hand, and opportunities will open after.” – Antonio Villaraigosa

“Figuring out what the next big trend is tells us what we should focus on.” – Mark Zuckerberg

“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.”

Focus On The Good Quotes

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“Maintaining good health should be the primary focus of everyone.” – Sangram Singh

“If you focus more on the inside, you’ll feel just as great about the outside. I feel attractive when I’m doing good and helping people.” – Keke Palmer

“The greatest gift is the ability to forget – to forget the bad things and focus on the good.” – Joe Biden

“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

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

“When trouble comes, focus on God’s ability to care for you.” – Charles Stanley

“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

“When we focus on our gratitude, the tide of disappointment goes out and the tide of love rushes in.” – Kristin Armstrong

“When there is a voice in a piece of music, we tend to focus on the voice. That is probably something from when we were babies and we depended on hearing our mother’s voice.” – Robert Wyatt

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

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

“If we focus on our health, including our inner health, our self-esteem, and how we look at ourselves and our confidence level, we’ll tend to be healthier people anyway, we’ll tend to make better choices for our lives, for our bodies, we’ll always be trying to learn more, and get better as time goes on.” – Queen Latifah

“Your destiny is to fulfill those things upon which you focus most intently. So choose to keep your focus on that which is truly magnificent, beautiful, uplifting and joyful. Your life is always moving toward something.”

“Focus on doing the right things instead of a bunch of things.” – Mike Krieger

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

“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

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

Focus Motivational Quotes

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“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

“It’s very important that we re-learn the art of resting and relaxing. Not only does it help prevent the onset of many illnesses that develop through chronic tension and worrying; it allows us to clear our minds, focus, and find creative solutions to problems.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

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

“I learned to focus and work hard and not give up. I learned that every obstacle is really an opportunity.” – Jenna Ushkowitz

“The secret to success is focusing on what will work, and seeing it through.” – Max Markson

“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 very important aspect of motivation is the willingness to stop and to look at things that no one else has bothered to look at. This simple process of focusing on things that are normally taken for granted is a powerful source of creativity.” – Edward de Bono

“I meditate and pray before going onstage – it helps me focus.” – Harry Styles

“Focus on something that you have a passion for and hone that skill; it will make you feel confident about your ability.” – Victoria Justice

“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

“The more you focus, the more that focus becomes a habit.” – Charles Duhigg

“I focus on one thing and one thing only – that’s trying to win as many championships as I can.” – Kobe Bryant

“The secret of change is to focus all your energy not on fighting the old but on building the new.”

“Your focus should be on creating an environment where growth can occur and then letting nature take its course.” – Patrick Lencioni

“To me, living in the present means being aware of your conscious choice to focus on the past, present or future – it is not necessarily having to focus on the present.” – Bo Bennett

“Every day is a gift from God. Learn to focus on the Giver and enjoy the gift!” – Joyce Meyer

“My focus has been and will continue to be on doing my job.” – Ted Cruz

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

“The key to success is to focus our conscious mind on things we desire not things we fear.” – Brian Tracy

“Your destiny is to fulfill those things upon which you focus most intently. So choose to keep your focus on that which is truly magnificent, beautiful, uplifting and joyful. Your life is always moving toward something.” – Ralph Marston

“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

Focus On The Positive Quotes

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“Focus on the positives and be grateful.” – Katrina Bowden

“I meditate. I breathe out what I can’t control and focus on the positives.” – Deepika Padukone

“True health infuses positive energy in the mind, body and spirit; it is a main focus in my life.” – Maximillian Degenerez

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

“I believe the only thing that we really have control over is our attitude. If we focus on the positive things in our lives and learn how to cope with all the surprises, we will be happier people.” – Brandon Jenner

“Don’t focus on negative things; focus on the positive, and you will flourish.” – Alek Wek

“Anything that’s not positive, I don’t have the energy to focus on it. Anything that’s not going in the right direction, I don’t have the time or the energy.” – DMX

“I’m the kind of person who doesn’t really focus on more negativity. I’m a positive person, and I look at things in a positive way.” – Caster Semenya

“Choose to focus your time, energy and conversation around people who inspire you, support you and help you to grow you into your happiest, strongest, wisest self.” – Karen Salmansohn

“Anything I learned was just work hard, just keep working and don’t worry about the outside stuff. Whatever happens will happen.”

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

“You can do anything as long as you have the passion, the drive, the focus, and the support.” – Sabrina Bryan

“We just want to win. That’s the bottom line. I think a lot of times people may become content with one championship or a little bit of success, but we don’t really reflect on what we’ve done in the past. We focus on the present.” – Derek Jeter

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

“You cannot help the world by focusing on the negative things. As you focus on the world’s negative events, you not only add to them, but you also bring more negative things into your own life.” – Rhonda Byrne

“The future is finally something that we can now put into focus.” – Lou Gramm

“One of the nice things about being busy is it makes you focus on what’s important to you and how you use your time.” – Lorne Michaels

“You have to make sacrifices. You have to work out, to be relaxed in your mind, to focus on what you’re doing.” – Stan Wawrinka

“We only have a certain amount of energy for each day. If we use it for the wrong purpose, if we focus on the negative or dwell on whoever hurt us, then we’re not going to have the energy we need for the right purposes.” – Victoria Osteen

“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

“You have to focus on the future and know that you can succeed in life, and you have to keep working hard.” – Dele Alli

“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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