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Don't dissipate your powers; strive to concentrate them. Genius thinks it can do whatever it sees others doing, but it will surely repent of every ill-judged outlay.

Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832)

Profession: German Poet, Dramatist, Novelist

To me, the definition of focus is knowing exactly where you want to be today, next week, next month, next year, then never deviating from your plan. Once you can see, touch and feel your objective, all you have to do is pull back and put all your strength behind it, and you'll hit your target every time.

Author: Bruce Jenner (1949)

Profession: American Olympian, Actor, Speaker, Entrepreneur, Sports Commentator

Extended empires are like expanded gold, exchanging solid strength for feeble splendor.

Author: Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

Profession: British Author

When a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully.

Author: Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

Profession: British Author

Concentration is the ability to think about absolutely nothing when it is absolutely necessary.

Author: Ray Knight


All of us are watchers -- of television, of time clocks, of traffic on the freeway -- but few are observers. Everyone is looking, not many are seeing

Author: Peter M. Leschak


Get out of the blocks, run your race, stay relaxed. If you run your race, you'll win. Channel your energy. Focus.

Author: Carol Lewis

Profession: American Athlete

If you surrender completely to the moments as they pass, you live more richly those moments.

Author: Anne Morrow Lindbergh (1906)

Profession: American Author

Determine what specific goal you want to achieve. Then dedicate yourself to its attainment with unswerving singleness of purpose, the trenchant zeal of a crusader.

Author: Paul J. Meyer

Profession: American Businessman, Author, Motivator

What I focus on in life is what I get. And if I concentrate on how bad I am or how wrong I am or how inadequate I am, if I concentrate on what I can't do and how there's not enough time in which to do it, isn't that what I get every time? And when I think about how powerful I am, and when I think about what I have left to contribute, and when I think about the difference I can make on this planet, then that's what I get. You see, I recognize that it's not what happens to you; it's what you do about it.

Author: W. Mitchell

Profession: American Businessman, Mayor, Speaker

A matter that becomes clear ceases to concern us.

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)

Profession: German Philosopher

The immature mind hops from one thing to another; the mature mind seeks to follow through.

Author: Harry A. Overstreet

Profession: American Psychologist

Expansion means complexity and complexity decay.

Author: C. Northcote Parkinson (1909-1993)

Profession: British Historian, Political Scientist

It is better to excel in any single art than to arrive only at mediocrity in several, so moderate skill in several is to be preferred where one cannot attain to perfection in any.

Author: Pliny The Younger

Profession: Roman Writer, Administrator

Think of many things, do only one.

Author: Proverb