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