When it comes to achieving success in life, it’s important to keep your eye on the prize. But what does that mean, exactly? For some people, it means staying focused and motivated no matter what obstacles come their way. Others might interpret it as meaning you have to be laser-focused and never give up.
No matter how you define it, one thing is for sure: having focus is essential to reaching your goals. However, life moves fast and it’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day grind and lose sight of what’s important. That’s why I love all of the following 39 focus quotes – they remind me to stay focused on my goals and to continue moving forward. I personally hope they inspire you to stay focused as well!
1) Let the focus quotes begin!
“A clear vision, backed by definite plans, gives you a tremendous feeling of confidence and personal power.” – Brian Tracy
“Act the part and you will become the part.” – William James
3) Quotes about the importance of focusing on myself.
“All that we are is the result of what we have thought.” – Buddha
“At the end of the day, you can’t control the results; you can only control your effort level and your focus.” – Ben Zobrist
5) Quotes reminding us to focus on simplicty.
“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
“Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.” – Aesop
“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
8) Quotes to focus on time, energy, and conversation.
“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
“Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus.” – Alexander Graham Bell
10) Self focus quotes and importance of willpower and discipline.
“Concentration can be cultivated. One can learn to exercise willpower, discipline one’s body and train one’s mind.” – Anil Ambani
“Do whatever you do intensely.” – Robert Henri
“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
“Every day is a gift from God. Learn to focus on the Giver and enjoy the gift!” – Joyce Meyer
“Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.” – Greg Anderson
15) Quotes about focusing on yourself.
“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
“Instead of focusing on that circumstances that you cannot change – focus strongly and powerfully on the circumstances that you can.” – Joy Page
“It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.” – Aristotle Onassis
“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
19) Focus quotes by Roy T. Bennett
“It’s only after you’ve stepped outside your comfort zone that you begin to change, grow, and transform.” – Roy T. Bennett
20) Focus quotes about living in the present, not the past.
“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. 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
“Whenever something bad happens, keep calm, take a few deep breaths and shift the focus to something positive.” – Roy T. Bennett
“Focus on your goals, not your fear. Focus like a laser beam on your goals.” – Roy T. Bennett
24) Focus quotes by Zig Ziglar
“Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four-hour days.” – Zig Ziglar
25) Quotes about having a goal and to focus on it.
“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
“Live life to the fullest, and focus on the positive.” – Matt Cameron
“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
“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
“My success, part of it certainly, is that I have focused in on a few things.” – Bill Gates
30) Focus on the on good quotes for a positive life.
“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
“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
“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
“Very occasionally, if you pay really close attention, life doesn’t suck.” – Joss Whedon
35) Focus on excellence quotes.
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” – Will Durant
36) Oh no! We’ve almost reached the end of focus quotes…
“When you focus on being a blessing, God makes sure that you are always blessed in abundance.” – Joel Osteen
“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
“It is wise to direct your anger towards problems – not people; to focus your energies on answers – not excuses.” – William Ward
39) I hope you enjoyed these focus quotes!
“You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.” – Mark Twain
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